Wednesday, August 26, 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: Bayou Metoe, AR August 26, 1863
Expedition to: Bottom's Bridge, VA August 26 - 29, 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
Skirmish: Clear Fork, MO August 26, 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
Action: Fort Wagner, SC August 26, 1863
Operation: Fort Wagner, SC July 10 - September 7, 1863
Raid: Hampshire County, WV August 5 - 31, 1863
Skirmish: Harrison's Landing, TN August 26 - 27, 1863
Skirmish: Hopewell, MO August 25 - 26, 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
Skirmish: Moorefield, WV August 26, 1863
Operation: Morris Island, SC July 10 - September 7, 1863
Operation: Navajo Indians, New Mexico Territory August 20 - December 16, 1863
Action: Perryville, Indian Territory August 26, 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
Engagement: Rocky Gap, WV August 26 - 27, 1863
Scout: Sedalia, MO August 25 - 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
Skirmish: Sutton, WV August 26, 1863
Expedition from: Vicksburg, MS August 20 - September 2, 1863
Siege: Wagner Battery, SC July 18 - September 7, 1863
Skirmish: Wellington, MO August 1863
Engagement: White Sulphur Springs, WV August 26 - 27, 1863
Expedition from: Williamsburg, VA August 26 - 29, 1863
Raid: Winchester, VA August 5 - 31, 1863



Death: Brigadier General John Buchanan Floyd, CSA, dies near Abingdon, Virginia, due to his declining health

(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:

Secretary Welles ordered U.S.S. Fort Jackson, commanded by Captain Alden, to cruise the track taken by blockade runners steaming between Bermuda and Wilmington. Information had reached Welles that two large Whitworth guns, weighing 22 tons each, had been carried to Bermuda by the blockade runner Gibraltar, formerly C.S.S. Sumter, and he was hoping to intercept the guns at sea before the ship carrying them could even make an attempt to run the blockade.

Welles requested that Rear Admiral Dahlgren. submit weekly reports. and sketches of damage inflicted on the ironclads by Confederate guns at Charleston harbor, "These reports and sketches," he wrote, "are important to the Bureau and others concerned, to enable them to understand correctly and provide promptly for repairing the damages; and frequently measures for improving the ironclads are suggested by them."

Boat crew from U.S.S. Beauregard, commanded by Acting Master Francis Burgess, seized schooner Phoebe off Jupiter Inlet, Florida.

(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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