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

October 14.—Jefferson Davis issued an address to the soldiers of the army of Tennessee, thanking them for the “glorious victory on the field of Chickamauga.”—A fight took place at Salt Lick, Va., between the rebels under Colonel William M. Jackson, who were retreating from the battle-field of Bulltown, and a party of Virginia cavalry under Major Howe and Captain Harrison, resulting in a complete rout of the rebels.—An expedition to the interior of Mississippi left Vicksburgh, under the command of General McPherson.

—The battle of Bristoe Station, Va., was fought this day.— (Doc. 188.)

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