The end of November has some interesting military significance. On November 30 (Gregorian; it was November 19 to the Russians and November 20 to the Swedes), Tsar Peter I of Russia attacked Swedish forces under Charles XII at Narva. Peter had a lot more men, but their performance didn't match their numbers, and in the end Charles won a decisive victory. Fortunately for Peter, he then went after the Poles and tied himself down overrunning the country while Peter recovered, started grabbing weakly defended Swedish territories on the Gulf of Finland, and even started constructing St. Petersburg on some of the newly conquered land.
On November 23, 1863, the Army of the Cumberland seized two hills in advance of the main Confederate positions on Missionary Ridge, initiating the Battle of Chattanooga. This continued the next day with the minor but much-hyped Battle of Lookout Mountain. Meanwhile, Sherman was attacking Pat Cleburne's division defending Tunnel Hill, where the Western & Atlantic Railroad passed on the way from Chattanooga to Atlanta. Unfortunately for Sherman, Cleburne was the best division commander in the Army of Tennessee, earning the nickname of the Stonewall Jackson of the West for his performance in the campaign. Eventually, trying to prevent reinforcements going to Cleburne (who certainly didn't need them), 4 divisions of the Army of the Cumberland stormed Missionary Ridge on November 25. The ridge was theoretically impregnable, but a very poorly designed defense line belied that. The first 2 divisions to reach the top were those of Thomas J. Wood and then Philip H. Sheridan, both of which sought redemption for failures at Chickamauga. (At least the commanders did; after a major reorganization of the army, the divisions had been totally reconstructed). The campaign finally ended November 27, when Fighting Joe Hooker's pursuit ran into Cleburne at Ringgold Gap.
Meanwhile, James Longstreet had been sent away from Bragg's army (which could have used the troops) to besiege Ambrose Burnside in Knoxville. At Fort Sanders on November 29, Burnside got a tiny measure of revenge for the assaults on Longstreet's lines on Marye's Heights behind Fredericksburg a year earlier. Longstreet abandoned the siege on December 4, and retreated up the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad toward southwestern Virginia.
On November 30, 1942, Japanese Admiral Reiso Tanaka took 8 destroyers on a supply run to Guadalcanal. The US decided to interfere with a force of 4 heavy cruisers and a light cruiser with 4 destroyers (soon joined by 2 more). In the resulting battle, the US destroyed the lead Japanese destroyer. The remainder launched their Long Lance torpedoes and scored hits on all 4 American heavy cruisers, sinking the Northampton. It was a great tactical victory, though Tanaka didn't unload any of his supplies. (He later said that he would have proceeded if he known there were only 6 destroyers instead of 8, as in the First Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.) The wikipedia entry called it the third-worst US naval defeat of the war, after Pearl Harbor and Savo Island.