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The Extra!!! Edition of the American Civil War Gazette contains back issues as well as additional articles that did not appear in the daily edition.Highlights of the February 1863 Edition:- Napoleon III of France proposes a mediation between the North and the South - Lincoln and Seward decline- "So far from being about to end, we believe that the war is about to assume a shape more terrible that it has ever yet presented." Richmond Daily Dispatch, February 18, 1863- Grant's Vicksburg Campaign continues - "The Battle for the Mississippi" - Work on Grant's Canal continues - Yazoo Pass Expedition- Middle Tennessee Operations begin - Battle of Dover/Second Battle of Fort Donaldson - Virginia Operations - Report of the Battle of Deserted House/Battle on the Blackwater- U.S. Congress - Thaddeus Stevens' "Negro Soldier Bill" passes allowing for: - "the enlistment of any number of negroes, not over 300,000" - "to be paid $10 a month" - "to be armed and equipped as other soldiers" - "officered by white men" - Gov. Andrews of Massachusetts authorizes "the enlistment of colored men as United States soldiers" - Will later be organized as the Massachusetts 54th featured in the 1989 film "Glory"- Continued debate about the Emancipation Proclamation - Kentucky affirms support - Tennessee denounces - Frederick Douglas' speech at the Cooper Institute - Soldiers of the N.Y. 99th are caught seizing slaves and selling them across the lines- Gen. Longstreet (CSA) takes command of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina- The "Dead Rabbits" gang (portrayed in Scorcese's Gangs of New York) pressure the Governor of New-York to pardon two of their members; the Higgins brothers.- The Supreme Court hears evidence to determine whether the Government is engaged in a war or a civil rebellion, and whether the blockade is legal under a rebellion.