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

December 5.—A fight took place near Coffeeville, Miss., between a force of Union cavalry, numbering about two thousand, under the commands of Colonels Dickey and Lee, and a body of rebel infantry about five thousand strong, resulting, after a contest of about two hours’ duration, in a retreat of the Unionists with a loss of about one hundred men killed, wounded, and missing. —(Doc. 63.)

—To-day the Thirtieth Iowa and Twenty-ninth Wisconsin regiments arrived at Helena, Ark., and after pitching their tents, were attacked by a body of three hundred rebels, whom they repulsed, killing eight and capturing thirty.—General Winfield Scott, through the columns of the National Intelligencer, replied to the letter of James Buchanan.

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