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

August 25.—Seven men of the Bath County (Ky.) home guards, under Captain Warren, surprised and captured near Mount Sterling, Ky., eighteen rebel guerrillas with their horses and arms.—S. C. Pomeroy, Senator of the United States from Kansas, issued an address to the free colored people of the United States, suggesting the organization of emigration parties of such people for settlement in Central America.

—Major Lippert, Thirteenth Illinois cavalry, with one hundred and thirty men, was attacked by a force of rebel guerrillas, three hundred and fifty strong, under Colonel Hicks, thirty-six miles beyond Bloomfield, Mo. The rebels were totally routed, twenty of them being killed, many wounded, and a number taken prisoners.

—Colonel Woodward, with a strong force of rebel guerrillas, attacked Fort Donelson, Tenn., and was repulsed with heavy loss.—(Doc. 191.)

—After fighting the Sioux Indians during the two preceding days, and finally routing them, the whole population, including the garrison under command of Capt Flaudrau, of New-Ulm, Minn., evacuated that place this day.—(Doc. 192.)

—The Eleventh New-Jersey regiment of volunteers, under the command of Col. Robert McAllister, left for Washington.—The One Hundred and Twentieth regiment, New-York State volunteers, left Rondout for the seat of war, under the command of Col. George H. Sharp.—The Fourteenth regiment of Connecticut left Hartford for Washington. It was commanded by Col. Dwight Morris.—Two hundred guerrillas, encamped on Shelby farm, six miles from Danville, Ky., were surprised by a party of the Harrodsburgh and Danville home guards, who succeeded in killing three and wounding several of them, besides capturing a number of horses.—(Doc. 193.)

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