Tuesday, August 25, 1863

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Army Events:

Raid: Averill's Raid August 5 - 31, 1863
Expedition from: Batesville, AR May 30 - February 3, 1864
Skirmish: Brownsville, AR August 25, 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
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
Raid: Hampshire County, WV August 5 - 31, 1863
Skirmish: Hartwood Church, VA August 25, 1863
Skirmish: Hopewell, MO August 25 - 26, 1863
Skirmish: Independence, MO August 25, 1863
Affair: Jackson's River, VA August 25, 1863
Affair: Johnson County, MO August 25, 1863
Skirmish: Lamb's Ferry, VA August 25, 1863
Expedition to: Little Rock, AR August 1 - September 14, 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
Raid: Quantrell's Kansas Raid, KS August 20 - 28, 1863
Scout: Sedalia, MO August 25 - 28, 1863
Expedition: Sioux Expedition, Dakota Territory June 16 - September 13, 1863
Expedition: Sioux Expedition, Dakota Territory August 13 - September 11, 1863
Expedition against: Snake Indians, Idaho Territory May 4 - October 26, 1863
Expedition from: Vicksburg, MS August 20 - September 2, 1863
Siege: Wagner Battery, SC July 18 - September 7, 1863
Skirmish: Waynesville, MO August 25, 1863
Skirmish: Wellington, MO August 1863
Raid: Winchester, VA August 5 - 31, 1863



Appointment: Jeremy Francis Gilmer, CSA, to Brigadier General
Appointment: William Andrew Quarles, CSA, 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.)


Naval Events:

The recently captured U.S.S. Satellite, now commanded by Lieutenant Wood, CSN, seized schooners Golden Rod, with cargo of coal, Coquette, and Two Brothers with cargoes of anchor and chain, at the mouth of the Rappahannock River; the schooners were taken up river by their captors. "The Golden Rod," Wood wrote, "drawing too much water to go up, was stripped and burned. The other two were towed up to Port Royal . . . ... There they, too, were stripped of useful parts and destroyed together with ex-U.S.S. Reliance and Satellite which Wood had taken by boarding just two days earlier.

Reviewing the effect of the joint operations at Charleston, Secretary Welles noted in his diary: "The rebel accounts of things at Charleston speak of Sumter in ruins, its walls fallen in, and a threatened assault on the city. I do not expect immediate possession of the place, for it will be defended with desperation, pride, courage, nullification chivalry, which is something Quixotic, with the Lady Dulcineas to stimulate the Secession heroes; but matters are encouraging. Thus far, the Navy has been the cooperating force, aiding and protecting the army on Morris Island."

U.S.S. WIlliam G. Anderson, commanded by Acting Lieutenant F. S. Hill, captured schooner Mack Canfield off the mouth of the Rio Grande River with cargo of cotton.

(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]).

Because of the August 21, 1863, Confederate massacre at Lawrence, Kansas, by William Clarke Quantrill, Brigadier General Thomas Ewing, USA, at Kansas City, Kansas, orders all residents of Bates, Cass, and Jackson counties, Kansas, to leave their homes, allowing citizens loyal to the Union to take refuge at Federal military posts. Great resentment that will last for decades is generated by the estimated 20,000 residents forced to evacuate their homes.

(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; The Chronological Tracking Of The American Civil War Per The Offical Records Of The War of the Rebellion pp. 1-336. Ronald A. Mosocco.)




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