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

1863:

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The Jewish Exclusion Order Rescinded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...

The Battle of Stones River: Day Two
2 Jan - Braxton Bragg’s Confederates renewed their attacks on the Federal Army of the Cumberland after Bragg discovered that Major General William S. Rosecrans had not retreated as hoped...


The Battle of Galveston
1 Jan - Confederate army and naval elements attacked Federal occupation forces to take back the vital port city of Galveston on the Texas coast...


The Army of the Potomac: Burnside Meets with Lincoln
1 Jan - Major General Ambrose E. Burnside met with President Abraham Lincoln to discuss future military strategy and criticism of his generalship...


The Emancipation Proclamation
1 Jan - President Abraham Lincoln signed the executive order emancipating all slaves in states and parts of states controlled by the Confederacy...


The Battle of Parker's Crossroads
31 Dec - After raiding Federal supply lines in western Tennessee, Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest discovered Federals blocking the way back to his base at an intersection between Nashville and Memphis...




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