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

July 6.—Portions of the Tenth Kentucky and First Ohio, under the command of Major Brown, made an expedition through Pound Gap, Ky., into South-western Virginia, and succeeded in surprising the rebels, capturing one hundred and twenty-five prisoners, killing thirty, and wounding about the same number. The National loss was one killed and fourteen wounded.—The English schooner Lady Maria, was captured off Mobile Bay, by the National gunboat De Soto.

—A fight took place near Quaker Bridge, on the Trent River, N. C., in which the rebels were defeated by a force under the command of General Heckman.—The case of the British prize ship Peterhoff, was opened before Judge Bctts, sitting in prize court at New-York.—The cavalry battles of Hagerstown and Williamsport, Md., were fought this day.—(Doc. 32.)

—Knights of the Golden Circle entered the depot at Huntington Indiana, at an early hour this morning, and seized and distributed among themselves a quantity of guns and ammunition.— A large amount of money and other necessaries, in aid of the wounded at Gettysburgh, was raised throughout the loyal States.—At New York City a conspiracy to resist the draft was discovered, and precautionary measures were taken to thwart it.

—So much of the order, issued by Brigadier General Emory, at New-Orleans, on the third instant, as prohibited peaceable citizens from being out after nine o’clock P.M., provided that they are not in parties of more than three, was rescinded.—General Lee’s army was in full retreat, the Nationals following rapidly. Hopes were entertained that the whole army of rebels would be captured.—At Frederick, Md., a rebel spy, named Wm. Richardson, about fifty years old, was hung this morning. He was captured yesterday at Oxford, Md. He had been previously captured, and made his escape. He admitted the charge, and said that he had been in the business a long time. Important communications between Lee and Ewell were found on his person.—Major-General Oglesby resigned command of the left wing, Sixteenth army corps, army of the Tennessee, in consequence of the effects of a severe wound which he received in the battle at Corinth, in October last.—The Richmond Sentinel published an elaborate article, setting forth the plan of General Lee for his movement into Pennsylvania. The “most important part of it was to quit the defensive and assume the offensive toward the enemy.”

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