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

March 3.—Fort McAllister, on the Great Ogeechee River, Ga., was this day bombarded by a fleet of iron-clad monitors and mortar-schooners, under the command of Captain Drayton; but, after an almost incessant fire of eight hours’ duration, they failed to reduce it—(Doc. 129.)

—John Maginnis, late editor of the New-Orleans True Delta, died this day.—A grand review of the rebel forces at Mobile, Ala., took place this day, by Major-Generals Withers and Buckner, and Brigadier-Generals Slaughter and Cummins. After the review, four pieces of artillery captured at Murfreesboro, were presented by General Withers, on behalf of the Alabamians and Tennesseeans in the army of the Tennessee, to the army of Mobile. Each piece was inscribed with the names of Alabamians who fell in that battle.—Mobile Advertiser.

—First Lieutenant Gilbert S. Lawrence was dismissed the service of the United States for saying in the presence of officers and civilians, “I have no confidence in General Hooker. Burnside was stuck in the mud, and he will be stuck worse;” and also for publicly declaring: “I want to get out of the service. I don’t believe we will succeed. I am dissatisfied generally. Nobody but McClellan can command this army.”—New- York Tribune.

—The schooner Kingfisher was captured and burned by the rebel privateer Alabama in latitude 1° 20′, longitude 26° 20′.—The Spanish sloop Relampago was captured at Charlotte Harbor, Fla., by the National blockading schooner, James S. Chambers.—The Southern Union, a journal published in Georgia, having proposed to reconstruct the old Union of the States, was reprimanded by the Atlanta Confederacy, which asserted that “there are fewer abolitionists in Massachusetts than reconstructionists in Georgia.”

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