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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for September 1863

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September 1, 1863 Battle of Devil's Backbone (Backbone Mountain) Arkansas
September 2, 1863 Ambrose Burnside occupies Knoxville Tennessee
  Ambrose Burnside
September 3, 1863 Lord Russell (Great Britain) orders two ironclad Laird Rams bound for the Confederacy to be detained.
September 5, 1863 British forces stop the shipment of two ironclads from Liverpool under orders from Lord Russell. This dashed Confederates hopes of British support during the war.
September 6, 1863 P. G. T. Beauregard orders Battery Wagner and Morris Island evacuated. The evacuation is accomplished that night. South Carolina
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Siege of Charleston
September 8, 1863 General William Franklin [US], intending to begin the occupation of Texas, steamed past Sabine Pass to Confederate Fort Griffin on the Texas-Louisiana border. John Bankhead Magruder [CS], with two "cotton-clads" and a force of 44 men turned back more than 200 Union troops
  William B. Franklin
  John Magruder
September 9, 1863 Brigadier General John W. Frazier [CS] surrenders his men guarding the Cumberland Gap Kentucky
Tennessee
September 9, 1863 Federal troops enter Chattanooga, Tennessee following its evacuation by the Army of Tennessee Tennessee
  Chickamauga Campaign
  Braxton Bragg
  Army of Tennessee
  Army of the Cumberland
September 9, 1863 James Longstreet leaves Virginia with his corps to reinforce the Army of Tennessee Georgia
Virginia
  James Longstreet
September 10, 1863
September 11, 1863
Battle of Davis Crossroads Georgia
  Braxton Bragg
  Chickamauga Campaign
September 10, 1863 Battle of Bayou Forche (Little Rock) Arkansas
September 10, 1863 Sterling Price [CS] withdraws from Little Rock Arkansas
  Sterling Price
September 13, 1863 Sensing a change in Lee's lines, George Meade [US] pushes the Army of the Potomac to the Rapidan River Virginia
  George Meade
September 15, 1863 Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus.
September 16, 1863 Thomas Crittenden [US] reaches Lee and Gordon Mill on the Chickamauga River. Rosecrans [US] orders the rest of his men, spread out along 50 miles of Georgia's backwoods, to concentrate at this landmark. Georgia
  Battle of Chickamauga
  Chickamauga Campaign
September 17, 1863 Forward echelons of Longstreet's Corps begins arriving in Northwest Georgia. Georgia
  Battle of Chickamauga
  James Longstreet
September 18, 1863 Rosecrans [US] orders Thomas north on Layfayette Road in an attempt to outflank Bragg's forces. Georgia
  Battle of Chickamauga
September 19, 1863
September 20, 1863
Battle of Chickamauga

General Braxton Bragg [CS] tries to split General William Rosecrans [US] forces as they try to return to the safety of Chattanooga. A second day breakthrough at the Brotherton Cabin forces the federals into a retreat, halted only by the Rock of Chickamauga, General George Thomas on Snodgrass Hill

The bloodiest two days in American history cost the Federals 1,657 dead, 9,756 wounded, and 4,757 missing for a total of 16,170 casualties out of 58,000 troops. The Confederate losses were 2,312 dead, 14,674 wounded and 1,468 for a total of 18,545 out of 66,000 troops.
Georgia
  Gordon Granger
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  William S. Rosecrans
  Braxton Bragg
  George Thomas
  John Bell Hood
  Army of the Cumberland
  Philip Sheridan
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  Lafayette McLaws
  Battle of Chickamauga
  James Garfield
  Leonidas Polk
  Daniel Harvey Hill
  James Longstreet
  Chickamauga Campaign
September 21, 1863 After withdrawing from Chickamauga, Gen. George Thomas forms a line in Rossville. He abandons the position that evening. Georgia
  George Thomas
  Battle of Chickamauga
  Chickamauga Campaign
September 21, 1863 Mortally wounded at Chickamauga, Confederate Brigadier General Benjamin "Ben" Hardin Helms dies. He was Abraham Lincoln's brother-in-law. Georgia
  Battle of Chickamauga
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
  Abraham Lincoln
September 22, 1863
October 26, 1863
General Joseph O. "Jo" Shelby raids Missouri and Arkansas
September 23, 1863 President Lincoln orders the 11th and 12th Corps to Stevenson, Alabama to relieve the Army of the Cumberland surrounded in Chattanooga.
  Abraham Lincoln
  Battles for Chattanooga
  Army of the Cumberland
September 23, 1863 Colonel Henry Sibley defeats the Sioux at Wood Lake, ending the Great Sioux Uprising
September 24, 1863 President Lincoln wires Gen. Rosecrans [US} in Chattanooga, telling him 40,000 to 60,000 troops are on their way. Within a week a corps arrives at Stevenson, Alabama
  Battles for Chattanooga
  William S. Rosecrans
September 26, 1863 President Lincoln and members of his Administration are distressed that troop movements aiding General Rosecrans in Chattanooga are published in the New York Post.
  Abraham Lincoln
  Battles for Chattanooga
September 28, 1863 Repercussions from Chickamauga: US Generals Crittenden, Alexander McDowell and McCook are relieved of duty and ordered to Indianapolis to face a court of inquiry. Indiana
  Battle of Chickamauga
September 30, 1863
October 17, 1863
Gen. Joseph Wheeler [CS] raids Federal positions north and east of Chattanooga. Tennessee
  Battles for Chattanooga
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