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

October 19.—The grand-jury of Twiggs County, Georgia, Supreme Court, requested the Court to order a record, called the “Black Roll,” in which the names of all who refuse to take confederate bills, bonds or notes in payment for any debt shall be recorded on this recommendation, and that of each succeeding grand-jury, that the names of such malcontents may be officially handed down to posterity, and their ultimate reward insured.—Major-general W. S. Rosecrans relinquished the command of the Department of the Cumberland, and issued a farewell address to his “brothers in arms.” General George H. Thomas succeeded to the command.— The result of the draft made in July, was made known by Provost-Marshal Fry.

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