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

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A Diary of American Events.

July 22, 2013

The Rebellion Record—A Diary of American Events; by Frank Moore

July 22.—Major-General John G. Foster, pursuant to instructions from the War Department, commenced the enlistment of colored troops within the lines of the Department of Virginia and North-Carolina; and the unoccupied land on Roanoke Island was set apart for the use of the families of negro soldiers and other contrabands in the service of the United States.—The rebel privateer Florida was at Bermuda, being delayed there by the refusal of the naval authorities to furnish her with coal.

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