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What Happened in 1863?


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The Civil War raged on. The Hunley sinks. Thanksgiving begins. Stonewall Jackson is shot by his own men. A draft is imposed; riots ensure. What else happened?

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What Happened in 1863?

  1. 1. The 54th Massachusetts leaves for the front What Happened in 1863?
  2. 2. The CSS Hunley sinks It Is 1863 A.D.
  3. 3. President Lincoln proclaims the last Thursday of November to be Thanksgiving It Is 1863 A.D.
  4. 4. The First Draft in the United States is enacted. One can pay $300 for a replacement. It Is 1863 A.D.
  5. 5. Draft riots in New York City kill 120 It Is 1863 A.D.
  6. 6. It Is 1863 A.D.
  7. 7. Henry Ford and Henry Royce are born It Is 1863 A.D.
  8. 8. Five Weeks in a Balloon is published, Jules Verne’s first adventure novel It Is 1863 A.D.
  9. 9. The CSS Hunley sinks again It Is 1863 A.D.
  10. 10. General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren get married with PT Barnum charging admission to the wedding It Is 1863 A.D.
  11. 11. General Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson dies. It Is 1863 A.D.
  12. 12. 65 French Legionnaires battle 2,000 Mexicans at Camaroon It Is 1863 A.D. Yes, the hand is important. Look it up.
  13. 13. Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation It Is 1863 A.D.
  14. 14. Ivar’s Mission: Independence Day Travel back in time to Vicksburg on 4 July 1863 A.D. The day General Pemberton surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant.
  15. 15. Roland’s Mission: Independence Day For his 24-hour bubble in time, Roland is a sniper, lying among the dead and dying from Pickett’s charge the previous day. In history, the Union never counter-attacked on the 4th. The agents of the Shadow have other plans.
  16. 16. Free audiobook shorts on Soundcloud from the Time Patrol series. Click on box. Roland’s complete mission from Independence Day. 4 July 1863, at Gettysburg. HERE Mac’s complete mission from D-Day. 6 June 1944.
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  18. 18. Print Book Free downloadable Powerpoint slideshows on survival, history writing, and interesting information are available HERE
  19. 19. New York Times bestselling author, graduate of West Point and former Green Beret. He’s had over 75 books published, including the #1 bestselling series Green Berets, Time Patrol, Area 51, and Atlantis. He’s sold over 5 million books. He was born in the Bronx and traveled the world. He’s lived on an island off the east coast, an island off the west coast, in the Rocky Mountains, the Smoky Mountains and other places, including time in East Asia studying martial arts. He now lives peacefully with his wife and dogs.