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

July 7.—The steamer Emilie, formerly the Wm. Seabrook, of Charleston, S. C, was captured off Bull’s Bay, S. C, by the United States steamer Flag and the bark Restless.—At New Orleans, La., the system of distributions and sales of provisions to the poor of that city went into operation.—The Anglo-rebel steamer Adela was captured off Abaco, by the National gunboat Quaker City.—Official Reports.

—The Common Council of Buffalo, N. Y., appropriated eighty thousand dollars for the purpose of raising a new regiment, giving seventy-five dollars bounty for each recruit.—Gen. Burnside’s army arrived in the James River, Va.

—The battle of the Cache, Ark., was fought this day by the National forces, under Col. C. E. Hovey, and over two thousand rebel troops, commanded by Albert Rust, resulting in the defeat and rout of the latter with a severe loss.—(Doc. 82.)

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