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

January 11.—The United States bark Roebuck, off Jupiter Inlet, Florida, captured the English schooner Susan, while attempting to run the blockade. At the same time and place the United States steamer Honeysuckle captured the English schooner Fly, of Nassau.—The blockade-running steamers Ranger and Vesta were beached and burned near Lockwood’s, Folly Inlet, North-Carolina. Admiral Lee reported that the latter was the twenty-second blockade-runner destroyed within six months.—(Doc. 116.)

—Three shells were thrown into the city of Charleston, S. C., from the National defences under the command of General Gillmore.—The United States steamer Iron Age, attempting to tow off the blockade-runner Bendigo, which had been driven ashore near the batteries at the mouth of Cape Fear River, grounded, and owing to her proximity to the rebel forts, was destroyed by fire.—Official Reports.

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