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

June 10.—The Seward-Lyons Treaty for the suppression of the African slave-trade was officially promulgated. It is to remain in full force for the term of ten years. Instructions for the ships of the United States and British navies, and regulations for the mixed courts of justice, accompany the publication.

—The obsequies of Colonel J. Lafayette Riker, of the Sixty-second regiment of New-York volunteers and of Colonel James Miller, of the Eighty-first Pennsylvania regiment, took place in the city of New-York. — The schooner Julia was captured at Barataria, La., by master’s mate John H. Gregory, with a crew of twelve men from the United States gunboat Kittatinny.

—A fight took place on James Island, S. C, between a body of Union troops, and a large force of rebels. It was hotly contested for more than two hours, and ended in the rout of the rebels, with a loss to them of seventeen killed, thirty wounded, and six prisoners. The Unionists lost three killed and thirteen wounded.—Official Report.

—The Union army under General Fremont reached Port Republic, Va.—The rebels in front of the Union lines at Savage’s station, Chickahominy Swamp, Va., kept up a bombardment, without effect, their shells falling short of the mark.

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