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