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

December 8.— Andrew Johnson, Military Governor of Tennessee, issued a proclamation appointing and ordering elections to be held on the twenty-ninth day of December, 1862, to fill the vacancies in the Thirty-seventh Congress.—Rumors of an invasion of New-Mexico, by outlaws from Texas, were received at Barclay’s Fort, N. M., and preparations were made to repel it.— The iron-clad steamer Shenandoah was launched at Philadelphia, Pa.—At New-Orleans, La., notice was given, by direction of the Commanding General, that all persons arriving at that place would be required to take the oath of allegiance to the United States.

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