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

May 10.—General Thomas Jonathan Jackson, commonly known as “Stonewall” Jackson, of the rebel army, died at Guinness Station, Va., from the effects of the amputation of his arm, and an attack of pneumonia which followed it.

—Brigadier-general Davidson prohibited in the Department of Missouri, the sale or distribution of the Freeman’s Journal of New-York, the New-York Caucasian, the Columbus (Ohio) Crisis, the Democratic Journal of Jerseyville, the Chicago Times, and the Dubuque Herald.

—The National gunboats Owasco, Lieutenant Commanding John Madigan, and Katahdin, Lieutenant Commanding P. C. Johnson, after a chase of twenty miles succeeded in beaching the blockade runner West-Florida, on Galveston Island, Texas.

—The anniversary of the capture of Camp Jackson, Mo., was celebrated this day. Speeches were made by Charles D. Drake, C. P. Johnson, Major George P. Strong, and others.—Missouri Democrat.

—Early this morning the attack by the National fleet of mortar-schooners and gunboats on the rebel batteries at Port Hudson was renewed. This time the batteries replied to the fire of the fleet; but, after a bombardment of three hours’ duration, they were completely silenced.

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