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

1863:

The Army of Tennessee: Resentment Toward Bragg
21 Jan - President Jefferson Davis learned that the army’s top commanders no longer had confidence in General Braxton Bragg as their leader...


The "Mud March"
20 Jan - Major General Ambrose E. Burnside prepared to launch another offensive intended to restore his reputation and revitalize the demoralized Army of the Potomac...


The Fall of Fort Hindman: Grant Disapproves
16 Jan - Major General Ulysses S. Grant disapproved of Major General John A. McClernand’s unauthorized capture of Fort Hindman, and McClernand tried going over Grant’s head to justify his actions...


Burnside Plans a New Offensive
15 Jan - Major General Ambrose E. Burnside moved forward with plans to launch another offensive in northern Virginia, despite reservations by his officers and men...


Vallandigham's Constitution-Peace-Reunion Speech
14 Jan - Outgoing Democratic Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham of Ohio delivered a speech excoriating President Abraham Lincoln’s war policies and calling for peaceful coexistence with the Confederacy...


President Davis's 1863 Message to Congress
12 Jan - Jefferson Davis submitted his message on the state of the Confederacy to the Confederate Congress as it assembled for its third session at Richmond...


The Fall of Fort Hindman
11 Jan - Major General John A. McClernand reorganized his Federal forces and acted upon Major General William T. Sherman’s recommendation to attack a Confederate fort on the Arkansas River...


The Alabama Versus the Hatteras
11 Jan - The famed Confederate commerce raider C.S.S. Alabama engaged Federal warships trying to reinstate the blockade of Galveston in the Gulf of Mexico...

Marmaduke's Raid: Hartville
9 Jan - Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke’s Confederates clashed with Federals during their raid on Federal supply depots in southwestern Missouri...


Marmaduke's Raid: Springfield
8 Jan - Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke led a Confederate force from Little Rock, Arkansas, to raid Federal supply depots in southwestern Missouri...


The Jewish Exclusion Order Rescinded
4 Jan - President Abraham Lincoln directed General-in-Chief Henry W. Halleck to order Major General Ulysses S. Grant to rescind his controversial General Order No. 11...




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