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

November 19. — Colonel Dodge, of the New York Mounted Rifles, made a descent on a party of rebels at Blackwater, Va., and dispersed them, capturing a number of tents, rifles, and other implements of war.—James A. Seddon was appointed rebel Secretary of War, to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of G. W. Randolph. Richmond Enquirer.

—A skirmish took place near Wallen’s Creek, Ky., between a small force of the Harlem County State Guard and a gang of rebel guerrillas, in which the latter were routed with the loss of all their camp equipage, including horses, guns, swords, etc.—The first General Council of the Episcopal Church of the rebel States met at Augusta, Ga.

—The Fiftieth regiment of Massachusetts volunteers, under the command of Colonel Messer, left Boston for the seat of war.—The rebel privateer Alabama succeeded in escaping from the harbor of Martinique. —See Supplement.

—General Rosecrans, from his headquarters at Nashville, Tenn., issued general orders defining the relations between soldiers and citizens.— General Order No. 19.

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