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

April 22. —Tompkinsville, Ky., was visited by a party of rebels who burned the court-house and several other buildings in the place and killed five Union men.—Two regiments of the First army corps of the army of the Potomac, marched to Port Conway, crossed the river to Port Royal on pontoons, and captured a rebel mail and took several prisoners.—New- York Times.

—The rebel steamer Ellen was this day captured by a party of Union troops in a small bayou in the vicinity of the Courtableau, La.—(Doc. 171.)

—Seven men belonging to the Eighth regiment of Missouri cavalry who were captured on the nineteenth by a band of rebel guerrillas in Dallas County, having been carried to Cedar County, Mo., were stripped of their clothing and inhumanly shot. Immediately after this, the guerrillas proceeded to the house of Obadiah Smith, a Baptist minister in-Cedar County, and on his attempting to escape they shot him.—St. Louis Democrat.

—The cargo of the steamer Wave (destroyed by the rebels to prevent her from falling into the hands of the Unionists) was this day captured in the vicinity of Bayou Cocodue, La., by an expeditionary force under the command of General Dwight— (Doc . 171.)

—A portion of General Reynolds’s national forces entered and occupied McMinnville, Tenn.— Major McGee, of the Third Virginia cavalry with sections of Rowan’s, Utt’s, and White’s cavalry, encountered a force of three hundred rebels at a point near Strasburgh, Va., and after a brief and brilliant fight drove them from their position. One man of Rowan’s company was killed, and mother wounded. The rebel loss was five killed, and nine wounded, beside twenty-five prisoners and forty horses.

—Six gunboats and twelve barges succeeded in passing the rebel batteries at Vicksburgh tonight,—National Intelligencer.

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