Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

April 24.—The steamer John J. Roe was burned by the rebels at a point, below Natchez, on the Mississippi.—A scouting party of the First Michigan cavalry, sent out from Alexandria, Va., under command of Lieutenant Jackson, came across a band of rebel guerrillas, about nine miles up the Occoquan road, when a brisk skirmish ensued. Four of the rebels were wounded and taken prisoners. Lieutenant Jackson had two of his men slightly wounded, and succeeded in capturing one horse.—Governor Brough issued an order, calling the National Guard of Ohio into active service for one hundred days.

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