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Action: Backbone Mountain, AR September 1, 1863 Skirmish: Barbee's Cross Roads, VA September 1, 1863 Expedition from: Batesville, AR May 30 - February 3, 1864 Expedition to: Cass County, MO August 28 - September 7, 1863 Bombardment: Charleston, SC August 21 - December 31, 1863 Campaign: Chickamauga, GA August 16 - September 22, 1863 Expedition to: Conyersville, TN September 1 - 10, 1863 Skirmish: Corbin's Crossroads, VA September 1, 1863 Skirmish: Cotton Gap, AR September 1, 1863 Skirmish: Davis Gap, AL September 1, 1863 Action: Devil's Backbone, AR September 1, 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 Action: Fort Smith, AR September 1, 1863 Bombardment: Fort Sumpter, SC August 17 - December 31, 1863 Operation: Fort Wagner, SC July 10 - September 7, 1863 Expedition to: Harrisonburg, LA September 1 - 7, 1863 Expedition to: Henry County, MO August 28 - September 7, 1863 Skirmish: Jenny Lind, AR September 1, 1863 Expedition to: Johnson County, MO August 28 - September 8, 1863 Expedition to: La Fayette County, MO August 28 - September 7, 1863 Skirmish: Lamp's Creek Church, VA September 1, 1863 Expedition from: Leesburg, VA August 30 - September 2, 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 Action: Morris Island, SC September 1, 1863 Operation: Navajo Indians, New Mexico Territory August 20 - December 16, 1863 Skirmish: Neal's Gap, AL September 1, 1863 Expedition from: Paducah, KY September 1 - 10, 1863 Expedition to: Port Conway, VA September 1 - 3, 1863 Skirmish: Port Conway, VA September 1, 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 Skirmish: Tap's Gap, AL September 1, 1863 Expedition from: Union City, TN September 1 - 10, 1863 Expedition from: Vicksburg, MS August 20 - September 2, 1863 Siege: Wagner Battery, SC July 18 - September 7, 1863 Skirmish: Wills' Creek, AL September 1, 1863
Appointment: Matthew Calbraith Butler, CSA, to Brigadier General Appointment: Robert Daniel Johnston, CSA, to Brigadier General Appointment: William Carter Wickham, 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.)
Rear Admiral Lee issued the following instructions to the officers of his North Atlantic Blockading Squadron: "Blockaders must not waste fuel, by unnecessary moving about in the daytime. . . . The blockaders must not lie huddled together by day or night, and especially in thick weather;there must be specified day anchorages and night positions. . . . Vessels should weigh anchor before sunset and be in their night positions by dark, as when the draft of vessels or stage of the tide permits, escapes are made out at or near to evening twilight, without showing black smoke., and inward in the morning at daylight. The distance to be kept from the bar, the batteries, and the beach must be regulated by the state of the weather and atmosphere and the light. When vessels anchor at night, they must be underway one hour before dawn of day, so as not to expose their position, and to be ready to chase. . . ."(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.)
Major General Whiting, CSA, issued regulations for blockade runners at the port of Wilmington. The specific instructions were intended to prevent Union spies from having ready access to the best remaining haven for blockade runners.
Commander Catesby ap R. Jones, commanding the Confederate naval gun foundry and ordnance works at Selma, Alabama, ordered a small quantity of munitions to Admiral Franklin Buchanan for the defense of Mobile. Munitions were in increasingly short supply, and the bulk of those available were being ordered to Charleston.
Dahlgren, flying his flag in U.S.S. Weehawken, took the ironclads against Fort Sumter late at night following an intensive, day-long bombardment by Army artillery. Moving to within 500 yards of the Fort, the ships cannonaded it for 5 hours, "demolishing," as Brigadier General Ripley, CSA, reported, "nearly the whole of the eastern scarp. . . ." Confederates returned a heavy fire from Fort Moultrie, scoring over 70 hits on the ironclads. One shot struck Weehawken's turret, driving a piece of iron into the leg of Captain Oscar C. Badger, severely wounding him. Noting that, he was the third Flag Captain he had lost in 2 months, Dahlgren wrote: "I shall feel greatly the loss of Captain Badger's services at this time." The Admiral broke off the attack as the flood tide set in, "which," Dahlgren said, had he remained, "would have exposed the monitors unnecessarily."
The Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina. (SC007) (Operations Against the Defenses of Charleston [April-September 1863]).
The Battle of Fort Sumter, South Carolina. (SC008) (Operations Against the Defenses of Charleston [April-September 1863]).
The Battle of Devil's Backbone, Arkansas. (AR009) (Operations to Control Indian Territory [June-September 1863]).
Major General William S. Rosecrans, USA, and his Federal Army of the Cumberland, crosses the Tennessee River while heading towards Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the Confederate Army of Tennessee and General Braxton Bragg, during the Chickamauga Campaign.
(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.)