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

November 18.—A skirmish took place at Rural Hills, Tenn., between a force of Union troops under the command of Colonel Hawkins, and a body of rebel cavalry, resulting in a retreat of the latter, leaving sixteen of their number dead on the field.— (Doc. 46.)

—Lieutenant-colonel John Mix, with a force of the Third New-York cavalry, and a part of Allis’s artillery, went from Newborn, N. C, on a reconnoissance on the Dover road toward Kinston. At Cove Creek they encountered the Tenth regiment of North-Carolina rebel infantry, and a large portion of the Second cavalry belonging to the same State, who, after a spirited engagement, retreated from the field, leaving a number of arms, blankets, and other equipments. —N. Y. Herald.

—Falmouth, Va., was occupied by the advance column of the army of the Potomac, under the command of General Sumner.—(Doc. 47.)

—The English schooners Ariel and Ann Maria were captured off Little Run, S. C, by the United States gunboat Monticello, under the command of Captain Braine.

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