The Skirmish of Sporting Hill takes place in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. It is the northernmost engagement during General Lee’s Pennsylvania Campaign.
Confederates under Colonel W. H. Parsons attack Union forces at Goodrich’s Landing, Louisiana.
Union forces are victorious at the Second Battle of Donaldsonville.
At the Battle of Portland Harbor off of Portland, Maine, two Union warships force the surrender of Confederates who had commandeered a cutter and a schooner.
Rear-Admiral Andrew Hull Foote dies at New York City.
Confederate Cavalry led by Major General J. E. B. Stuart leave Salem Depot to undertake a ride-around of the Union Army of the Potomac.
Union troops are victorious at the Battle of Hoover’s Gap,
Union Major General William Rosecrans, whose forces had been at Murfreesboro for almost all of 1863, deploys his forces towards the Duck River to counter movements by Confederate General Braxton Bragg.
Did blacks fight in combat for the Confederacy? Some Neo-Confederates claim, in the face of the available evidence, all of which suggests that there were few if any black soldiers in the Confederate ranks, that tens of thousands of blacks served as soldiers in the Confederate army. Here is an excellent blog post that discusses this topic: Did blacks fight in combat for the Confederacy?. Another good resource that provides some insight into this question is the book The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader, edited by James Loewen and Edward Sebesta.