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

March 14.—Newborn, N. C, garrisoned by the Ninety-second New-York volunteers, under the command of Colonel Anderson, was this day attacked by a large rebel force, under General Pettigrew. After a bombardment of four hours’ duration, a fleet of gunboats appeared opposite the city, and opening on the rebels dispersed them in great haste.—(Doc. 137.)

—Brigadier-general B. S. Roberts, in command of the defences of the Upper Potomac, issued orders regulating the trade between Maryland and Virginia.—The Loyal National League, of New-York City, was inaugurated at the Academy of Music in that city.—New- York Evening Post.

—The rebel batteries at Port Hudson, La., were attacked by the Union fleet, under Admiral Farragut; but, after a terrible bombardment of several hours’ duration, they were compelled to retire without reducing the rebel stronghold.— (Doc. 138.)

—A force of National cavalry, under the command of Colonel Robert IH. G. Minty, returned to Murfreesboro, Tenn., after a successful reconnoissance, of eleven days’ duration, into the surrounding country. They dispersed several squads of guerrillas, captured fifty prisoners, forty mules, thirty tents, a number of wagons, and provisions, and obtained some valuable information concerning the position and strength of the rebel forces.— Louisville Journal.

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