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

1863:

Port Hudson: Federals Close the Escape Route
21 May - Major General Nathaniel P. Banks’s Federal Army of the Gulf finally began advancing on Port Hudson, Louisiana, after conducting a series of ancillary operations...


The Reorganized Army of Northern Virginia
20 May - General Robert E. Lee submitted a request to the Davis administration to reorganize his Confederate army before launching his second northern invasion...


Lincoln Banishes Vallandigham
19 May - President Abraham Lincoln directed Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to banish former Congressman Clement L. Vallandigham to the South for voicing anti-war views that the administration considered dangerous...


The Battle of Vicksburg
18 May - Major General Ulysses S. Grant followed up his overwhelming Federal victory on the Big Black River by driving toward Vicksburg, the ultimate goal of his campaign...


The Battle of Big Black River
17 May - Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s Federals routed Confederates under Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton and sent them fleeing into the defenses outside Vicksburg...


The Battle of Champion's Hill
16 May - Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s Federals headed west from Jackson and took on Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton’s Confederates near the halfway point to Vicksburg...


Lee's Daring Gamble
15 May - Confederate General Robert E. Lee attended a strategy conference with President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet at Richmond, where Lee unveiled a daring plan to invade the North once more...


The Fall of Jackson
14 May - Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s Federals seized the Mississippi capital as part of their roundabout offensive against Vicksburg...


The Battle of Raymond
12 May - A lone Confederate brigade offered stiff resistance against one of Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s Federal corps near the town of Raymond, Mississippi...


The Death of "Stonewall" Jackson
10 May - Lieutenant General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, commanding the Second Corps in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, died after being shot on May 2...


The Chancellorsville Aftermath: Lincoln Visits Hooker
7 May - President Abraham Lincoln and General-in-Chief Henry W. Halleck arrived at Aquia Creek to meet with Major General Joseph Hooker regarding the Army of the Potomac’s latest defeat...


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