January 31, 1863.
Confed. armed iron-clad rams, Palmetto State and Chicora, and 3 steamers, under Flag-Officer Ingraham, came down Charleston, S. C., Harbor, and attacked 3 vessels of the blockading squadron, the Mercedita, Keystone State, and Quaker City, damaging them severely, and capturing and paroling the crew of the Mercedita. 30 Federals killed and 50 wounded.
February 1, 1863.
Second attack on Fort McAllister, Ga. Confed. commander, Maj. Gallie, killed. Federal vessels retire without loss.
February 2, 1863.
Union ram Queen of the West ran by the Confed. batteries at Vicksburg, Miss.
February 14, 1863.
Transport Era No. 5 captured by Federal ram Queen of the West, Col. Charles R. Ellet, near Fort Taylor, Red River. The Queen of the West, running aground near Gordon's Landing, Red River, fell a prize to the Confederates.
February 18, 1863.
Mortar-boats opened fire on Vicksburg.
February 21, 1863.
Union gunboats Freeborn and Dragon engaged a Confed. battery on the Rappahannock River, Va. Three Federals wounded.
February 24, 1863.
Gunboat Indianola captured near Grand Gulf, Miss., by 4 Confed. steamers.
February 28, 1863.
Destruction of Confed. steamer Nashville in Ogeechee River, near Fort McAllister, Ga., by monitor Montauk, Commander Worden.
March 14, 1863.
Adml. Farragut, with 7 of his fleet, attacked the Confed. batteries at Port Hudson. The Hartford (flagship) and the Albatross passed the batteries and went up the river. The Mississippi was destroyed and part of her crew captured.
March 31, 1863.
Adml. Farragut, with the Federal vessels Hartford, Switzerland, and Albatross, engaged the Confed. batteries at Grand Gulf, Miss., and passed them without serious loss.
April 1, 1863.
Adml. Farragut's vessels proceeded to the mouth of the Red River.
April 2, 1863.
U. S. gunboat St. Clair disabled by Confederates above Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River. She was rescued by the steamer Luminary.
April 7, 1863.
Attack on Fort Sumter, Charleston, S. C., by 9 Federal ironclads under Rear-Adml. Du Pont.
April 14, 1863.
Destruction of Confed. ram Queen of the West, in Berwick Bay, La., by U. S. gunboat Estrella and others. 90 Confederates captured, and 30 lost.
April 16, 1863.
Adml. Porter's fleet of 8 gunboats and several transports ran past the Vicksburg batteries, losing only 1 transport and no men.
April 22, 1863.
Six transports and 12 barges passed the Confed. batteries at Vicksburg.
April 26, 1863.
Confed. shore batteries at Duck River shoals, Tennessee River, silenced by gunboats. 25 Confederates killed and wounded.
April 29, 1863.
Bombardment of Grand Gulf, Miss., by Porter's fleet. Confed. works greatly damaged. Fleet considerably injured.
May 3, 1863.
Confed. batteries at Grand Gulf, Miss., evacuated by the Confederates, and taken possession of by Adml. Porter.
May 27, 1863.
Sinking of the U. S. gunboat Cincinnati by Confed. batteries at Vicksburg. 35 of her crew killed and wounded.
June 3, 1863.
Simsport, La., attacked by Federal gunboats.
June 10-11, 1863.
Attack on Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, by Federal gunboats and troops.
June 17, 1863.
Capture of Confed. iron-clad ram Atlanta, by monitor Weehawken, in Wassaw Sound, Ga. 180 prisoners taken.
June 22-23, 1863.
Seven fishing vessels captured off Martha's Vineyard, Mass., by Confed. captured bark Tacony, Lieut. C. W. Read.
July 13, 1863.
U. S. gunboat Baron DeKalb sunk by Confed. torpedo in Yazoo River, Miss.