Sunday, February 15, 1863

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Army Events:

Skirmish: Arkadelphia, AR February 15, 1863
Operation: Atchafayala and Bayou, Plaquemine, LA February 12 - 18, 1863
Skirmish: Auburn, TN February 15, 1863
Operation: Bayou Plaquemine, LA February 12 - 28, 1863
Skirmish: Cainsvile, TN February 15, 1863
Expedition: Cypress Bend, AR February 14 - 26, 1863
Operation: Eastern Shore, VA August 20 - June 3, 1863
Bombardment: Fort McAllister, GA February 1 - March 3, 1863
Operation: Gloucester Peninsula, VA August 20, 1862 - June 4, 1863
Expedition to: Greenville, MS February 14 - 26, 1863
Affairs: Hillsborough Road, VA February 14 - 16, 1863
Scout: Leesburg, VA February 14 - 16, 1863
Skirmish: Nolensville, TN February 15, 1863
Operation: Plaquemine Bayou, LA February 12 - 28, 1863
Operation: Richmond County, VA February 10 - 16, 1863
Operation: Vicksburg, MS January 20 - July 4, 1863
Skirmish: Vine Prairie, AR February 1863
Operation: Westmoreland County, VA February 10 - 16, 1863
Expedition up: Yazoo River, MS February 1 - March 8, 1863
Expedition from: Young's Point, LA February 14 - 26, 1863

(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer.)


Naval Events:

Rear Admiral Porter ordered Acting Lieutenant Robert Getty, U.S.S. Marmora: "Proceed to Delta, the old Yazoo Pass, and report to Lieutenant Commander Watson Smith as part of his expedition. . . . If you meet any vessel taking in cotton below White River, seize vessel, cotton, and all, and leave her at White River. . . ." By this time, as Brigadier General Gorman remarked, secrecy was "out of the question," and it had become necessary to prepare for a more extended expedition than had been originally anticipated.

U.S.S. Sonoma, under Commander Stevens, captured brig Atlantic, bound from Havana to Matamoras.

(Source: Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865. pp. I:1-41; II:1-117; III:1-170; IV:1-152; V:1-134. 1971: Naval History Division, Navy Department.)


Additional Information:

The 9th Army Corps, Federal Army of the Potomac, under the command of Major General William F. Smith, is transferred by railroad cars and water transports from its encampment around Falmouth and Aquia Creek, Virginia, to Newport News, Virginia, between February 6-21, 1863.

(Source: The Chronological Tracking Of The American Civil War Per The Offical Records Of The War of the Rebellion pp. 1-336. Ronald A. Mosocco.)




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