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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for December 1863

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December 1, 1863 Battle of Ripley Mississippi
December 1, 1863 In a letter to Jefferson Davis, Bragg admits that he (and Davis) erred in leaving him in command after Chickamauga.
  Braxton Bragg
  Jefferson Davis
December 2, 1863 Meade withdraws to north of the Rapidan, ending the brief Mine Run Campaign Virginia
  Mine Run Campaign
December 3, 1863 James Longstreet begins a two-day withdrawal from Knoxville to Greeneville following the Siege of Knoxville. Tennessee
  James Longstreet
  Siege of Knoxville
December 6, 1863 William Tecumseh Sherman enters Knoxville, formally ending the siege Tennessee
  Siege of Knoxville
  William Tecumseh Sherman
December 8, 1863 Proclaimation of Amnesty and Reconstruction offers a full pardon to any Southerner who participated in the rebellion as long as they took a "prescibed oath"
  Abraham Lincoln
December 8, 1863 Confederate senator Henry S. Foote of Mississippi severly critizes President Jefferson Davis for both his military and civilian policies Mississippi
  Jefferson Davis
December 9, 1863
December 14, 1863
Battle of Bean's Station

Federal forces probe Longstreet's lines near his winter camp. After several days of heavy skirmishing, Longstreet struck the Union line on Dec. 14, driving Brigadier General James Shackleford back about 1.5 miles before he made a stand. Union forces withdrew that evening.
Tennessee
  Siege of Knoxville
  James Longstreet
December 9, 1863 Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command (Department of the Ohio).
  Ambrose Burnside
December 9, 1863 Unhappy with proposals from the mint director, Salmon Chase recommends the words "In God We Trust" be added to the design of the new one, two and three-penny coins.
  In God We Trust
December 16, 1863 Joe Johnston ordered to take command of the Army of Tennessee in Dalton Georgia
  Joseph E. Johnston
  Army of Tennessee
December 22, 1863 Leonidas Polk ordered to take command of the Army of Mississippi. Mississippi
  Leonidas Polk
December 27, 1863 Joe Johnston takes command of the Army of Tennessee in Dalton Georgia
  Joseph E. Johnston
  Army of Tennessee
  William Hardee
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