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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.)
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.(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.)
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.
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.)