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

August 27.—John B. Floyd, a General in the rebel service, died at Abington, Virginia.—A portion of Colonel Wilder’s cavalry, belonging to the army of the Cumberland, encountered a rebel force at Hanover, Ala., and succeeded in defeating them, killing three, and capturing one. —A Government train of twenty-eight wagons was captured by a party of rebel guerrillas, at a point about six miles from Philippi, on the road to Beverly, Va.—The battle at Bayou Metea, Ark., between a large infantry and cavalry force of rebels, and General Davidson’s division of National cavalry, took place this day.—(Doc. 156.)

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