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

November 12.— General Hooker assumed command of the Fifth corps of the army of the Potomac.—The British schooner Maria was captured, while endeavoring to evade the blockade at Sabine Pass, Texas.

—A Cavalry engagement took place near Lamar, Miss., between a detachment of the Second Illinois and a company of the Seventh Kansas regiments, under the command of Major John J. Mudd, and a force of rebels, resulting in an utter route of the latter with great loss.—Missouri Democrat.

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