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

September 15.—The rebels advanced again towards Cincinnati, Ohio, as far as Florence, and drove in the Union pickets.

—Colonel McNeill had a two hours’ fight with Porter’s gang of guerrillas, near Shelburne, resulting in the complete rout of the latter, with a loss of two killed and a number wounded. Col. McNeill captured twenty wagons and a number of horses and guns.—Ponchatoula, La., was occupied by the National forces under Major George C. Strong, of Gen. Butler’s staff.—(Doc. 208.)

—Harper’s Ferry, Md., surrendered to the rebels under the command of Gen. Jackson, after a contest of three days’ duration.—(Doc. 120.)

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