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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 January 1863 Edition:- The Emancipation Proclamation is published and takes effect - Published as General Orders No. 1 on Jan. 25 - "Let Saturday, Jan. 17, be long remembered as the day when the people of New-Orleans came together and acted officially upon the Emancipation Proclamation of the President"- Grant's Vicksburg Campaign - Sherman begins digging Grant's Canal (a.k.a. Butler's Ditch) - Battle of Fort Hindman/Arkansas Post - Read-Admiral Porter's Official Report- Stone's River Campaign concludes - Battle of Stones River/Second Battle of Murfreesboro - Galveston, Texas Operations conclude - Second Battle of Galveston - The USRC Harriet Lane is captured by Confederate forces - Lt. Lea (USA) commands the repelling force and is mortally wounded - Maj. Albert Lea (CSA) boards the Harriet Lane and finds his son dying - Naval Battle of Galveston Light- Marmaduke's Expedition into Missouri - Second Battle of Springfield - Battle of Hartville- Shoshone War in the Washington Territory - Bear River Massacre- Virginian Operations - Battle of Deserted House/Battle on the Blackwater- Army of the Potomac (USA) - Burnside's Mud March - Hooker replaces Burnside - Burnside "resigns"- Gen. Pope publishes an exposé of his Virginia campaign - Numerous documents are published including official correspondence and telegrams- Control of the Railroads - Raid on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad- Reports of the USS Monitor, while under tow by the USS Rhode Island, which foundered and sank off the coast of Cape Hatteras at the end of Dec. 1862- A national hospital for disabled veterans is established by the Senate Committee on Military Affairs- Gov. Robinson of Kentucky recommends that the Kentucky Legislature reject the Emancipation Proclamation- The court-martial of Gen. Fitz-John Porter (USA) concludes - Initial reports acquit him of all charges - Found guilty of disobedience and misconduct - Dismissed from the Army - Will spend the rest of his life fighting against the court-martial - 1878: A special commission exonerates Porter - 1886: President Chester A. Arthur commutes Porter's sentence - 1886: A special act of Congress restores Porter's commission- The Court of Inquiry of Gen. McDowell (USA) continues - Lincoln's oft discussed (to this day) letter to Gen. McClellan is published - "I think this is the precise time for you to strike a blow," -- A. Lincoln - "it is indispensable to me that you strike a blow," -- A. Lincoln - "you must act," -- A. Lincoln - "His advice was not followed; his commands, as Commander-in-Chief, were disobeyed." -- New York Times- Lincoln and Halleck revoke Grant's controversial Order No. 11 expelling "Jews, as a class" from his command- Congress - The admission of Utah is considered, with the condition that polygamy is prohibited - Consideration of the creation of the territory of Shoshona from what is today Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota - Proposal to create a volunteer force "to be called the National Guard of the United States"- Thurlow Weed retires from the Albany Evening Journal- The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin is siezed by the Provost Marshall for "articles abusing the Government, and bitterly denouncing the Administration"
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