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

March 24.—Major-Gen. Wm. H. French having been detached from the army of the Potomac in consequence of its reorganization, issued his farewell order to his command.—General Neal Dow delivered an address in Portland, Maine, describing his captivity in the South.— The rebel sloop Josephine was captured by the steamer Sunflower, at Saversota Sound.

—A large force of rebels, under General Forrest, captured Union City, Ky., and after destroying the buildings, carried off the entire force of Nationals prisoners of war.—(Docs. 1 and 127.)

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