1863 Jan Am Civil War Gazette
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"