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

January 15.—Mound City, Arkansas, was burned by a detachment of National troops, the place having long been the resort of guerrillas.— The bill authorizing the issue of one hundred million dollars in United States legal tender notes, was signed and became a law.—A detachment of the Twenty-second Wisconsin regiment, carrying despatches from Helena to Clarendon, Ark., were attacked by a body of rebels, who succeeded in capturing seventeen of their number. In the skirmish a rebel lieutenant and six men were killed and wounded.—Chicago Tribune.

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