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

October 26.—Heavy skirmishing took place near Bealton, Va.—Colonel George E. Spencer, commanding five hundred men of the First regiment of Alabama (native) cavalry, on an expedition through Northern Alabama and Mississippi, was attacked and defeated by the rebel forces, “in the extreme south-east corner of Tishomingo County, Miss.”—A fight occurred at Tuscumbia, Ala.—(Doc. 209.)

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