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

April 6.—The New-England Methodist Conference, in session at Charlestown, Mass., adopted a report supporting President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, expressing entire confidence in his administration, and pledging moral and material aid to him in his every effort to crush the rebellion.

— General R. B. Mitchell, with three hundred and fifty cavalry, went out from Nashville, on the Lebanon turnpike to Green Hill, Tenn. Dashing into a rebel camp where there was a large number of conscripts, on a sabre charge, he killed five and captured fifteen. He captured all their arms, horses, and equipments. The rebels were composed of parts of Morgan’s and McCoun’s men. Among the prisoners were Captain Bondy, of the Eighteenth Tennessee, and a lieutenant of Morgan’s cavalry. A still-house, containing forty casks of liquors, was destroyed. One man was wounded. General Mitchell’s command made the march of fifty-five miles in twelve hours.—National Intelligencer.

—The United States gunboats Hartford, Switzerland, and Albatross, which had been blockading the mouth of the Red River, on the Mississippi, since the first instant, got under way early this morning, and proceeded down to Bayou Sara, where they stopped, seized upon and threw into the river ten thousand sacks of corn, after which they proceeded to Port Hudson, coming to anchor five miles above the rebel batteries.—Gold sold in Richmond, Va., at four hundred per cent premium.—The National steamer Fox (Whittemore) was captured by a party of rebels at Pass a L’Outre, Mississippi River.—Mobile Tribune.

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