Tuesday, November 17, 1863

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Army Events:

Capture of: Aransas Pass, TX November 17, 1863
Capture of: Aransas, TX November 17, 1863
Raid: Averill's Raid November 1 - 17, 1863
Expedition from: Batesville, AR May 30 - February 3, 1864
Skirmish: Bay Saint Louis, MS November 17, 1863
Campaign: Bayou Teche, LA October 3 - November 30, 1863
Expedition from: Benton, AR November 10 - 18, 1863
Expedition to: Berryville, AR November 10 - 18, 1863
Raid: Beverly, WV November 1 - 17, 1863
Expedition to: Carrollton, AR November 10 - 18, 1863
Bombardment: Charleston, SC August 21 - December 31, 1863
Expedition from: Charlestown, WV November 15 - 18, 1863
Expedition: Decatur, AL November 14 - 17, 1863
Bombardment: Fort Sumpter, SC August 17 - December 31, 1863
Expedition from: Helena, AR November 14 - 17, 1863
Scout: Houston, MO November 17 - 27, 1863
Expedition to: Huntsville, AR November 10 - 18, 1863
Expedition to: Huntsville, MO November 10 - 18, 1863
Skirmish: Kingston, TN November 16 - 23, 1863
Siege: Knoxville, TN November 16 - December 4, 1863
Campaign: Knoxville, TN November 4 - December 23, 1863
Expedition from: Lewisburg, WV November 1 - 17, 1863
Scout: Martinsburg, WV November 14 - 18, 1863
Expedition to: Matthews County, VA November 16 - 19, 1863
Expedition to: Mount Ida, AR November 10 - 18, 1863
Capture of: Mustang Island, TX November 17, 1863
Operation: Navajo Indians, New Mexico Territory August 20 - December 16, 1863
Expedition to: New Market, VA November 15 - 18, 1863
Expedition from: New Orleans, LA October 27 - December 2, 1863
Retreat from: Opelousas, LA November 1 - 17, 1863
Scout: Oregon County, MO November 4 - 19, 1863
Scout: Reynolds County, MO November 4 - 19, 1863
Expedition to: Rio Grande, TX October 27 - December 2, 1863
Scout: Shannon County, MO November 4 - 19, 1863
Expedition from: Springfield, MO November 10 - 18, 1863
Campaign: Teche Bayou, LA October 3 - November 30, 1863
Operation: Teche Country, LA October 3 - November 30, 1863
Skirmish: Trinity River, CA November 17, 1863
Raid: Virginia and Tennessee Railroad November 1 - 17, 1863
Campaign: Western Louisiana October 3 - November 30, 1863
Expedition to: Whitesburg, AL November 14 - 17, 1863
Skirmish: Willow Creek, CA November 17, 1863
Expedition from: Yorktown, VA November 16 - 19, 1863

(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer.)


Naval Events:

U.S.S. Monongahela, Commander Strong, escorted Army transports and covered the landing of more than a thousand troops on Mustang Island, Aransas Pass, Texas. Monongahela's sailors manned a battery of two howitzers ashore, and the ship shelled Confederate works until the outnumbered defenders surrendered. General Banks wrote in high praise of the "great assistance'' rendered by Monongahela during this successful operation.

U.S.S. Mystic, commanded by Acting Master William Wright, assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, seized schooner Emma D. off Yorktown, Virginia. The same day, Assistant Secretary Fox wrote Rear Admiral S. P. Lee praising the effectiveness of the squadron: "I congratulate you upon the captures off Wilmington. Nine steamers have been lost to the rebels, in a short time, all due to the 'fine spirit' of our people engaged in the blockade. It is a severe duty and well maintained and Jeff Davis pays us a higher compliment than our own people when he declares that there is but one port in 3500 miles (recollect that the whole Atlantic front of Europe is but 2900 miles) through which they can get in supplies."

(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 Sumter, South Carolina. (SC008) (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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