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

October 11.—The English steamer Spaulding was captured by the steam transport Union whilst attempting to run the blockade of Charleston, S. C.—The blockade-running steamer Douro was run ashore and afterward burned by the National gunboat Nansemond, under the command of Lieutenant Lamson.—A battle occurred near Culpeper, Va., the rebels losing four hundred, and the Nationals one hundred and fifty in killed, wounded, and missing.—(Doc. 196.)

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