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.

August 3, 2013

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

August 3.—The exigencies under which one hundred thousand militia, for six months’ service, from the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West-Virginia were called out by the President’s proclamation of June fifteenth, 1863, having passed, it was ordered by the President that enlistments under that call be discontinued.— Horatio Seymour addressed a letter to President Lincoln, requesting him to suspend the draft for troops in New-York, and elaborately setting forth his reasons therefore.—The lighthouse on Smith’s Island, in the Chesapeake Bay, was destroyed by a party of rebels.

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