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

July 9.—The National transport steamer Canonicus was fired into by the rebels, a few miles below Harrison’s Landing, on the James River, Va. —In the New-Hampshire Legislature resolutions were unanimously passed, pledging the State to furnish her full quota of soldiers under the call of President Lincoln.

—Public meetings were held in England, praying the government to use its influence to bring about a reconciliation between the Northern and Southern States of America, as it was from America alone that an immediate supply of cotton could be expected; and if need there should be, that the British government should not hesitate to acknowledge the independence of the Southern States.

—A fight occurred near Tompkinsville, Ky., between a body of one thousand five hundred guerrillas, under Morgan, and the Third battalion of Pennsylvania cavalry, numbering about two hundred and fifty men, under the command of Major Jordan, in which the Nationals were routed, with a loss of four killed, six wounded, and nineteen taken prisoners.

—Hamilton, N. C, was occupied by the National forces under the command of Capt. Hammel, of Hawkins’s N. Y. Zouaves.—(Doc. 148.)

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