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

April 30.—A company for the establishment of a volunteer rebel navy was organized in Richmond, Va., with a capital of ten millions of dollars, one million five hundred thousand of which had been paid in.—Richmond Enquirer.

—General Steele, on his retreat from Camden, Ark., crossed the Saline River. Before crossing, he was attacked by the rebels, under General Fagan, and lost several men, among them Major Atkinson and Lieutenant Henry, both of whom were killed.—The schooner Judson was captured off Mobile Bar, Ala., by the steamer Connemaugh.

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