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

July 9.—Charles Macbeth, the Mayor of Charleston, S. C., noticing the preparations being made by the Nationals for the attack on Morris Island, issued the following proclamation to the citizens of that city and its vicinity:

“Whereas, the enemy by land and sea have appeared in large force on the islands and neighborhood of the city, and in consultation with General Beauregard, he expressed the opinion that an attack upon our city is imminent, and with the concurrence of General Beauregard, I advise and earnestly request all women and children, and other non-combatants, to leave the city as soon as possible.”

This was followed by two other proclamations, calling on citizens to close their places of business, and ordering the arrest of all free negroes in the city, as they were wanted to work on some unfinished defences on Morris Island. During the day some five or more transports appeared off the harbor, and the National gunboats in Stono River were occupied in shelling two points on James’s Island.

—Corydon, Ind., was captured and plundered by the rebel forces under General John Morgan. —(Doc. 47.)

—A short engagement took place at Aransas Pass, Texas, between the gunboat Scioto and the rebel batteries at that place, without important results or loss of life.—General Abner Doubleday published an order, returning his thanks to the Vermont brigade, the One Hundred and Fifty-first Pennsylvania volunteers, and the Twentieth New-York State militia, for their gallant conduct in resisting in the front line the main attack of the enemy at Gettysburgh, after sustaining a terrific fire from seventy-five to one hundred pieces of artillery.—Mr. Wolff, a candidate for Congress in Kentucky, was arrested in Owen County, and sent to General Burnside, at Cincinnati, in consequence of the following words, used in a speech to the people of Owen: “This is a John Brown raid—a war against slavery, and he hoped every true Kcntuckian would rise in arms in opposition to it. He was for secession, separation, or any thing against it.”— The National troops marched into Port Hudson, Louisiana.

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