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

February 25.—The act for “enrolling and calling out the National forces, and for other purposes,” passed the United States House of Representatives by a vote of one hundred and fifteen yeas to fifty-nine nays.—About noon to-day, Stuart’s rebel cavalry made an attack on a portion of General Averill’s division of cavalry, near Hartwood Church, Va., when a fight ensued, which terminated in the repulse and rout of tho rebels with a loss of one captain, a lieutenant and several privates. General Averill pursued them to Kelly’s Ford, but they succeeded in crossing the river before he arrived.— Philadelphia Inquirer.

—An expedition, consisting of a force of Union troops, under the command of General Rose, left Moon Lake on board several steamers, under Lieutenant Commanding Smith, and proceeded up Yazoo Pass.

—The rebels under Cluke, in their raid through Kentucky, were overtaken at Licktown, twelve miles east of Mount Sterling, and dispersed.—The British steamer Peterhoff, was captured off St. Thomas, W. I., by the United States gunboat Vanderbilt, and sent to Key West, Fla., for adjudication.—The bakers in Charleston, S. C, advanced the price of bread to twenty-five cents for a half-pound loaf. Flour sold at sixty-five dollars a barrel.— Charleston Courier.

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