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THE CIVIL WAR AT 155 YEARS
(from CivilWarMonths.com):

1863:

Vicksburg: The Steele's Bayou Expedition
22 Mar - Federal Rear Admiral David D. Porter conceded that yet another effort to reach Vicksburg using the vast network of waterways to the north had failed...


Vicksburg: Federals Abandon Yazoo Pass
20 Mar - The Federal vessels comprising the Yazoo Pass expedition began steaming back down the Tallahatchie River after failing to neutralize Fort Pemberton near Greenwood, Mississippi...


The Erlanger Loan
18 Mar - Confederate commissioner John Slidell and representatives of Emile Erlanger, head of France’s most influential bank, negotiated a loan to the Confederacy for $15 million to help finance the war...


The Battle of Kelly's Ford
17 Mar - A battle between opposing horsemen in northern Virginia served as a test for the new Federal Cavalry Corps within the Army of the Potomac...


Farragut Runs the Port Hudson Batteries
14 Mar - Acting Rear Admiral David G. Farragut tried running his naval squadron past the Confederate batteries at Port Hudson in an effort to move up the Mississippi River to Vicksburg...


Mosby's Fairfax Raid
8 Mar - Captain John S. Mosby and his Confederate partisans conducted a daring raid that included capturing a general who had been tasked to capture them...


Middle Tennessee: The Spring Hill Engagement
5 Mar - As the Armies of Tennessee and the Cumberland remained relatively stationary in Middle Tennessee, smaller forces clashed in an engagement at nearby Spring Hill...


Final Legislation of the 37th U.S. Congress
3 Mar - President Abraham Lincoln reviewed several bills and signed many into law as the lame-duck session of the Thirty-seventh U.S. Congress ended...


The Enrollment Act
3 Mar - The most controversial bill that President Abraham Lincoln signed into law during this congressional session was “An Act for enrolling and calling out the National Forces, and for other purposes,” also known as the Enrollment or Federal Military Draft Act...


Vicksburg: Federals Clear Yazoo Pass
2 Mar - After nearly a month, the last Federal transport finally cleared Yazoo Pass in the effort to approach Vicksburg from the north...


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