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

September 16.—The rebel steamer Lizzie Davis, from Havana, for Mobile, Ala,, was captured in latitude 25° 58′ north, longitude 85° 11′ west, by the National flag-ship San Jacinto.—The rebel forces made an attempt to recross the Rapid Ann River, but were foiled by the National artillery and cavalry. They advanced in three columns, with artillery, toward the river, but being opposed by the Union troops on the north side, soon fell back.—A spirited skirmish took place at White Plains, Va., in which the rebels were dispersed in disorder.

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