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

March 25. — Major-Generals Newton and Pleasanton, having been relieved of their commands in the army of the Potomac, issued general orders in accordance therewith.—Padccah, Kentucky, was attacked by the rebel forces under General Forrest—(Docs. 1, 127, and 139.)

—The steamer La Crosse was captured and burned by a party of rebel guerrillas, at a point on the Red River, below Alexandria; her crew was released, but the officers were carried off.

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