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

February 28.—General Custer, with a body of National cavalry left headquarters at Culpeper Court-House, Va., to cooperate with the force under General Kilpatrick, in his expedition to Richmond, Va.— (Doc. 133.)

—Three blockade-runners were captured in Brazos River, Texas, by the United States steamer Penobscot.—Colonel Richardson, the noted rebel guerrilla, was captured at a point below Rushville, south of the Cumberland River.—A detachment of the Seventh Tennessee cavalry, which left Union City yesterday in pursuit of guerrillas, just before daylight this morning came up with a squad of rebels at Dukedom, about fifteen miles from Union City, and dispersed them; captured one prisoner, four horses, four revolvers, one carbine, and some of the clothing of the entire party.—General Judson Kilpatrick, in command of a considerable body of National cavalry, left Stevensburgh, Va., for the purpose of surprising the city of Richmond, and releasing the Union prisoners there.—(Doc. 134.)

February 29.—Major-General Fred. Steele, from his headquarters at Little Rock, issued an address to the people of Arkansas, announcing the initiation of proceedings for the restoration of the civil law, and the establishment of order throughout the State.—The schooner Rebel, while attempting to run the blockade, was captured by the National bark Roebuck, off Indian River, Florida.—The rebel schooners Stingray and John Douglass, when off Velasco, Texas, were captured by the Union gunboat Penobscot

—The schooners Camilla and Cassie Holt, laden with cotton, were captured by the National vessel Virginia, off San Luis Pass.

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