1863

Month

Letters by Date

Activity of Hardaway’s Unit

Activity of the Civil War

January

 

 

 

 


“Mud March” 1/20 – 1/24

 

Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became effective, stating that all slaves in rebelling areas were considered free

March

 

 

At Falmouth until April

 

 

The First Conscription Act was set in affect, making all men, ages 20-45, liable to be call for military service.

April

 

 

 

 

Chancellorsville Campaign
4/27 – 5/6:

 

 

 

 

The Battle of Chancellorsville

May

Battle of Chancellorsville
5/1 – 5/5

The Vicksburg Campaign under General Grant

June

 

Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign 6/11 – 7/24:

July

-Battle of Gettysburg 7/1 – 7/3.

-Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap 7/5 – 7/24.

 

-Wapping Heights 7/23.

Gettysburg Campaign
-Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3

August

Hardaway transferred to the 114th NY Volunteers and went to Louisiana

September

Sabine Pass Expedition
9/4 – 9/12

Moved to Algiers, thence to Berwick 9/17

October

 

 

 

Western Louisiana Campaign 10/3 – 11/30

November

Western Louisiana Campaign 10/3 – 11/30

 

 

 

The Battle of Chattanooga

December

At New Iberia

Union army successfully defends Knoxville

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