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Affair: Annandale, VA August 11, 1863 Raid: Averill's Raid August 5 - 31, 1863 Expedition from: Batesville, AR May 30 - February 3, 1864 Raid: Big Black River, MS August 10 - 23, 1863 Expedition: Camden, County, NC August 5 - 12, 1863 Scout: Cape Girardeau, MO August 9 - 18, 1863 Reconnaissance to: Covington, VA August 5 - 31, 1863 Reconnaissance to: Crow Creek, AL August 1863 Expedition to: Cuba, TN August 10 - 11, 1863 Expedition: Currutuck County, NC August 5 - 12, 1863 Expedition to: Edenton, NC August 11 - 19, 1863 Operation: Fort Gregg, SC July 10 - September 7, 1863 Operation: Fort Wagner, SC July 10 - September 7, 1863 Mutiny: Galveston, TX August 10 - 13, 1863 Campaign: Gettysburg, PA June 3 - August 11, 1863 Expedition to: Grenada, MS August 10 - 23, 1863 Raid: Hampshire County, WV August 5 - 31, 1863 Scout: Houston, MO August 6 - 11, 1863 Expedition from: Kempsville, VA August 5 - 12, 1863 Expedition to: Little Rock, AR August 1 - September 14, 1863 Scout: Memphis, TN August 10 - 11, 1863 Operation: Morris Island, SC July 10 - September 7, 1863 Operation: Navajo Indians, New Mexico Territory July 7 - August 19, 1863 Raid: Pocohontas County, WV August 5 - 31, 1863 Scout: Poplar Bluff, MO August 9 - 18, 1863 Expedition from: Portsmouth, VA August 11 - 19, 1863 Expedition: Sioux Expedition, Dakota Territory June 16 - September 13, 1863 Expedition against: Snake Indians, Idaho Territory May 4 - October 26, 1863 Scout: Spring River Mills, AR August 6 - 11, 1863 Siege: Wagner Battery, SC July 18 - September 7, 1863 Skirmish: Wellington, MO August 1863 Raid: Winchester, VA August 5 - 31, 1863
Appointment: Robert Alexander Cameron, USA, to Brigadier General Appointment: Alexander Chambers, USA, to Brigadier General Appointment: John Murray Corse, USA, to Brigadier General Appointment: Manning Ferguson Force, USA, to Brigadier General Appointment: Walter Quintin Gresham, USA, to Brigadier General Appointment: John Aaron Rawlins, USA, to Brigadier General Appointment: Thomas Kilby Smith, USA, to Brigadier General
(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.)
Rear Admiral Dahlgren, seeking to clear the way for his ironclads through the heavy Confederate obstructions in Charleston harbor, suggested that "a vessel constructed of corrugated iron" and "fashioned like a boat, but closed perfectly on the top, so that it could be submerged very quickly" could be a means of delivering a large amount of powder directly upon the obstructions. Such a weapon, Dahlgren wrote Secretary Welles, "would dislocate any nice arrangements." Dahlgren later described to Welles the nature of the formidable harbor defenses at Charleston against which the Admiral pitted his ironclads. There was a "continuous line of works" extending from Fort Moultrie on the right to Fort Johnson on the left. Fort Ripley, supported by C.S.S. Chicora, Charleston, and Palmetto State, and Castle Pinckney were to the right beyond Moultrie. A line of piles had been driven into the harbor in front of Fort Ripley. Rope obstructions were stretched between Forts Sumter and Moultrie, and anchored torpedoes were placed in the harbor as well.(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.)
The Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina. (SC007) (Operations Against the Defenses of Charleston [April-September 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.)