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

November 7.—Major-General George H. Thomas issued an order complimenting the troops composing Generals Turchin’s and Hazen’s brigades for their skill and cool gallantry at Brown’s Ferry, Georgia, and the column under Major-General Hooker, which took possession of the line from Bridgeport to the foot of Lookout Mountain, for their brilliant success in driving the enemy from every position which they attacked. “The bayonet-charge made by the troops of General Howard, up a steep and difficult hill, over two hundred feet high, completely routing the enemy, and driving him from his barricades on its top, and the repulse by General Geary’s command of greatly superior numbers, who attempted to surprise him, will rank among the most distinguished feats of arms of this war.”—A sharp fight occurred at Stevensburgh, Virginia, between General Kilpatrick’s cavalry and a party of rebels, who were defeated.

—The battles of Rappahannock Station and Kelly’s Ford, Virginia, were fought this day, resulting in the retreat of the rebels across the Rappahannock River.—(Doc. 10.)

—General Duffie, in command of the National forces, occupied Lewisburgh, Virginia, this morning; the rebels had passed through in their retreat from General Averill, just previous to his arrival. General Duffie captured the rebel camp, tents, provisions, and one cannon, many prisoners and one hundred head of cattle.—General Kelley’s Despatch.

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