Monday, August 24, 1863

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Army Events:

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.)


Naval Events:

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.)


Additional Information:

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.)




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