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Raid: Averill's Raid August 5 - 31, 1863 Scout: Barbee's Cross Roads, VA August 24, 1863 Expedition from: Batesville, AR May 30 - February 3, 1864 Skirmish: Bayou Floyd, LA August 24, 1863 Skirmish: Bayou Macon, LA August 24, 1863 Skirmish: Bolivar Heights, WV August 24, 1863 Expedition from: Cape Girardeau, MO August 17 - 26, 1863 Bombardment: Charleston, SC August 21 - December 31, 1863 Campaign: Chickamauga, GA August 16 - September 22, 1863 Reconnaissance to: Covington, VA August 5 - 31, 1863 Reconnaissance to: Crow Creek, AL August 1863 Campaign: East Tennessee August 16 - October 19, 1863 Skirmish: Fairfax Court House, VA August 24, 1863 Skirmish: Floyd, LA August 24, 1863 Operation: Fort Gregg, SC July 10 - September 7, 1863 Expedition from: Fort Lapwai, Idaho Territory August 22 - September 20, 1863 Bombardment: Fort Sumpter, SC August 17 - December 31, 1863 Operation: Fort Wagner, SC July 10 - September 7, 1863 Skirmish: Gunter's Landing, AL August 24, 1863 Raid: Hampshire County, WV August 5 - 31, 1863 Skirmish: King George Court House, VA August 24, 1863 Expedition to: Little Rock, AR August 1 - September 14, 1863 Skirmish: Macon Bayou, LA August 24, 1863 Expedition to: Meadows, The, Idaho Territory August 22 - September 20, 1863 Expedition to: Monroe, LA August 20 - September 2, 1863 Operation: Morris Island, SC July 10 - September 7, 1863 Operation: Navajo Indians, New Mexico Territory August 20 - December 16, 1863 Expedition from: Pilot Knob, MO August 17 - 26, 1863 Raid: Pocohontas County, WV August 5 - 31, 1863 Expedition to: Pocohontas, AR August 17 - 26, 1863 Skirmish: Pocohontas, AR August 24, 1863 Skirmish: Port Deposit, AL August 24, 1863 Raid: Quantrell's Kansas Raid, KS August 20 - 28, 1863 Expedition: Sioux Expedition, Dakota Territory August 13 - September 11, 1863 Expedition: Sioux Expedition, Dakota Territory June 16 - September 13, 1863 Expedition against: Snake Indians, Idaho Territory May 4 - October 26, 1863 Expedition to: Tennessee River August 22 - 24, 1863 Expedition from: Tracy City, TN August 22 - 24, 1863 Expedition from: Vicksburg, MS August 20 - September 2, 1863 Siege: Wagner Battery, SC July 18 - September 7, 1863 Skirmish: Wellington, MO August 1863 Raid: Winchester, VA August 5 - 31, 1863
(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer.)
General Dabney H. Maury, CSA, reported: "The submarine boat sent to Charleston found that there was not enough water under the Ironsides for her to pass below her keel; therefore they have decided to affix a spike to the bow of the boat, to drive the spike into the Ironsides, then to back out, and by a string to explode the torpedo which was to be attached to the spike." H. L. Hunley had originally been provided with a floating copper cylinder torpedo with flaring triggers which she could tow some 200 feet astern. The submarine would dive beneath the target ship, surface on the other side, and continue on course until the torpedo struck the ship and exploded. When the method proved unworkable, a spar torpedo containing 90 pounds of powder was affixed to the bow. A volunteer crew commanded by Lieutenant Payne, CSN, of C.S.S. Chicora took charge of H. L. Hunley in the next few days.(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.)