Video: 'Civil War Missionary Ridge Radio Drama'
(Wednesday, November 25, 1863, 6 p.m. local time; during the Battle of Missionary Ridge, part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War) — Following the Union victory in the Battle of Lookout Mountain yesterday, Union forces under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant assaulted Missionary Ridge and defeated the Confederate Army of Tennessee, commanded by Gen. Braxton Bragg.
Video: 'Lookout Mountain Tennessee - Civil War Battle - Battle Above the Clouds'
(Tuesday, November 24, 1863; during the Battle of Lookout Mountain, part of the Chattanooga Campaign of the American Civil War) — Eastern Theater troops under Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker defeated the Confederates in the Battle of Lookout Mountain today in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and began a movement toward Gen. Braxton Bragg’s left flank at Rossville, Georgia.
Video: 'The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address'
(Thursday, November 19, 1863, 3:00 p.m. local time; during the American Civil War) — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address today as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. Read more on President Lincoln delivers Gettysburg address 150 years ago this hour (1863)…
(Monday, October 19, 1863; in the Western Theater of the American Civil War) — Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, in command of the newly formed Division of the Mississippi, replaced Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans today as Commander of the Army of the Cumberland with Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas following last month’s defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga.
Video: Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Speech with Music
(Saturday, October 3, 1863; during the American Civil War) — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln today proclaimed the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day in an attempt to foster a sense of American unity between the Northern and Southern states.
(Sunday, September 20, 1863, 4:30 p.m. local time; in the Western Theater of the American Civil War) — The Confederate Army won the Battle of Chickamauga today after Union Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans, misinformed that he had a gap in his line, accidentally created an actual gap, directly in the path of an eight-brigade assault on a narrow front by Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet. Read more on Battle of Chickamauga ends with Confederate victory, 34,624 combined casualties 150 years ago this hour (1863)…
(Friday, August 21, 1863; during the American Civil War) — The pro-Union town of Lawrence, Kansas, was attacked today by William Quantrill’s pro-Confederate raiders, who killed an estimated 200 men and boys. The raid became notorious in the North as one of the most vicious atrocities of the Civil War.
(Saturday, August 8, 1863; during the American Civil War) — More than one month after his defeat at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Confederate General Robert E. Lee today sent a letter of resignation as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Davis would refuse the request.