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

April 14.—Yesterday the rebel works on the Bayou Teche, La., were attacked by the National forces under Generals Banks and Emory, and today, after a desperate conflict of several hours’ duration, the works were carried and the rebels driven out.—The rebel gunboats Diana, Hart, and Queen of the West, were also destroyed. The two former were burned by the rebels, to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Unionists, and the iron-clad ram Queen of the West, was attacked by the United States gunboats Estrella, Calhoun, and Arizona, set on fire and destroyed.— (Doc. 167.)

-—The United States gunboat West End, lying in the Nansemond River, four miles below Suffolk, Va., was this day attacked by a rebel battery, and considerably damaged. During the engagement, seven of her crew were killed or wounded.

—General Foster escaped from Washington, N. C, in the steamer Escort, which ran the rebel blockade on the Pamlico River to-day.

—To-day a fight took place on the Nansemond River, Va., between the United States gunboats Commodore Barney, Mount Washington, and Stepping Stones, and a powerful rebel shore battery, in which, after a four hours’ bombardment, the latter was silenced.—(Doc. 168.)

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