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

1863:

The Queen of the West on the Red
12 Feb - The U.S.S. Queen of the West continued raiding Confederate shipping on the Red River before encountering a Confederate naval squadron...


Confederate Reorganization in the Trans-Mississippi
9 Feb - Federal forces continued attacking Confederates in Arkansas, and a new commander was named to head the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department...


The Yazoo Pass Expedition
7 Feb - A Federal army-navy expedition began in an effort to capture Vicksburg by entering Yazoo Pass and approaching the city by water from the north...


Foreign Affairs: Seward Rejects Mediation
6 Feb - Secretary of State William H. Seward unilaterally declined an offer by French Emperor Napoleon III to mediate the conflict between the U.S. and the Confederacy...


Hooker Reorganizes the Army of the Potomac
5 Feb - Major General Joseph Hooker worked to reorganize and revitalize the demoralized Federal Army of the Potomac...


The Queen of the West on the Mississippi
3 Feb - The U.S.S. Queen of the West continued down the Mississippi River on her mission to stop the flow of Confederate supplies from the Red River between Vicksburg and Port Hudson...


Naval Operations Between Vicksburg and Port Hudson
2 Feb - Acting Rear Admiral David D. Porter directed Federal naval forces to stop the flow of supplies on the Red River in the continuing Federal effort to capture both Vicksburg and Port Hudson...


Vicksburg: Grant's Command Confirmed
1 Feb - Major General Ulysses S. Grant finally received confirmation from Washington that Major General John A. McClernand was his subordinate, though Grant did not want McClernand in his army at all...


Confederates Break the Charleston Blockade
31 Jan - Two new Confederate ironclad rams attempted to break the Federal blockade of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, by attacking a portion of the blockading fleet...


Vicksburg: Grant's Third Attempt
28 Jan - Major General Ulysses S. Grant arrived at Young’s Point to begin his third attempt to capture the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg...




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