Friday, May 22, 1863

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Army Events:

Operation: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad April 21 - May 31, 1863
Skirmish: Barre Landing, LA May 22, 1863
Operation: Barre Landing, LA May 21 - 26, 1863
Skirmish: Bayou Courtableaux, LA May 22, 1863
Skirmish: Bayou Teche, LA May 22, 1863
Expedition to: Bear River, Idaho Territory May 5 - 30, 1863
Skirmish: Bentonville, AR May 22, 1863
Operation: Berwick, LA May 21 - 26, 1863
Scout: Calhoun County, WV May 15 - 22, 1863
Expedition from: Camp Douglass, Utah Territory May 5 - 30, 1863
Scout: Cassville, AR May 21 - 30, 1863
Scout: Cassville, MO May 21 - 30, 1863
Scout: Clarksville, TN May 20 - 22, 1863
Raid: Clendennin's Raid, VA May 20 - 28, 1863
Skirmish: Courtableau Bayou, LA May 22, 1863
Operation: Eastern Shore, VA August 20 - June 3, 1863
Skirmish: Fort Blunt, Indian Territory May 22, 1863
Skirmish: Fort Gibson, Indian Territory May 22, 1863
Operation: Gloucester Peninsula, VA August 20, 1862 - June 4, 1863
Expedition from: Gloucester Point, VA May 19 - 22, 1863
Skirmish: Gum Swamp, NC May 22, 1863
Expedition to: Jasper County, AR May 21 - 30, 1863
Scout: Jasper County, MO May 21 - 30, 1863
Raid: Jones' Raid April 21 - May 31, 1863
Demonstration: Kinston, NC May 20 - 23, 1863
Expedition from: La Grange, TN May 21 - 26, 1863
Expedition to: Matthews County, VA May 19 - 22, 1863
Operation: Middlesex County, VA May 20 - 26, 1863
Expedition to: Middleton, TN May 21 - 22, 1863
Skirmish: Middleton, TN May 22, 1863
Expedition from: Murfreesborough, TN May 21 - 22, 1863
Scout: Newton County, AR May 21 - 30, 1863
Scout: Newton County, MO May 21 - 30, 1863
Operation: Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, VA May 15 - 28, 1863
Operation: Northern Neck, VA May 20 - 26, 1863
Scout: Northwestern Arkansas May 21 - 30, 1863
Operation: Owen's Valley, CA April 24 - May 26, 1863
Siege: Port Hudson, LA May 21 - July 8, 1863
Operation: Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad, VA May 12 - 26, 1863
Expedition to: Senatobia, MS May 21 - 26, 1863
Expedition against: Snake Indians, Idaho Territory May 4 - October 26, 1863
Expedition to: Soda Springs, Idaho Territory May 5 - 30, 1863
Skirmish: Teche Bayou, LA May 22, 1863
Operation: Teche Road, LA May 21 - 26, 1863
Assault: Vicksburg, MS May 22, 1863
Siege: Vicksburg, MS May 18 - July 4, 1863
Expedition from: Vicksburg, MS May 20 - 23, 1863
Operation: Vicksburg, MS January 20 - July 4, 1863
Expedition to: Yazoo City, MS May 20 - 23, 1863
Skirmish: Yellow Creek, TN May 22, 1863



Appointment: William Birney, USA, to Brigadier General
Appointment: Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, USA, assumes command of the 2nd Army Corps, Federal Army of the Potomac
Appointment: Brigadier General Alfred Pleasonton, USA, assumes command of the Cavalry Corps, Federal Army of the Potomac

(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer; The Chronological Tracking Of The American Civil War Per The Offical Records Of The War of the Rebellion pp. 1-336. Ronald A. Mosocco.)


Naval Events:

Small boats from U.S.S. Fort Henry, commanded by Lieutenant Commander McCauley, captured sloop Isabella in Waccassassa Bay, Florida.

Union Army steamer Allison destroyed schooner Sea Bird after seizing her cargo of coal near New Bern, North Carolina.

(Source: Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865. pp. I:1-41; II:1-117; III:1-170; IV:1-152; V:1-134. 1971: Naval History Division, Navy Department.)


Additional Information:

The Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi. (MS011) (Grant's Operations Against Vicksburg [March-July 1863]).

The Battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana. (LA010) (Siege of Port Hudson [May-July 1863]).

(Source: Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report: Battle Summaries. National Park Service. In The Civil War Battlefield Guide, 2nd ed., 1998. Edited by Frances H. Kennedy.)




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