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|Added||Jul 21st, 2013|
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"