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PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:44 pm 
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December 12, 1863 Saturday
Federals successfully attacked Gatewood’s, Lewisburg, and Greenbrier River, West Virginia in the continuing cavalry raids on Confederate railroads. On the front southeast of Chattanooga there was a skirmish at La Fayette, Georgia and in the Knoxville Campaign fighting at Cheek’s Cross Roads and Russellville. Action in Virginia flared at and near Strasburg and from Williamsburg to Charles City Court House. President Lincoln notifies Sec Stanton that resignation of Gen Palmer ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_M._Palmer_(politician) ) was not accepted. "I do not want him to resign, unless there be some reason not yet known to me." http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/te ... coln7%3A95

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December 13, 1863 Sunday
Skirmishing increased with action at Hurricane Bridge, West Virginia; Powell’s River near Stickleyville, Strasburg, and Germantown, Virginia; and in east Tennessee at Farley’s Mill and Dandridge’s Mill. Other fighting occurred at Ringgold, Georgia and at Meriwether’s Ferry, Bayou Boeuf, Arkansas. Emily Todd Helm, Mrs Lincoln’s half sister and widow of slain Confederate Gen Helm, was visiting the White House and President Lincoln did not want it to be made public. President Lincoln sends a message to Gen Schofield: "On the 11th. I telegraphed, asking you to come here and see me. Did you receive the despatch?" President Lincoln discusses Missouri affairs and seems inclined to remove Schofield and put Gen Rosecrans in his place.

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December 14, 1863 Monday
Gen Longstreet attacked Federal troops at Bean’s Station, Tennessee. In a sharp engagement, Federals under Brig Gen James M. Shackelford were driven back, then made a stand, only to withdraw on Dec 15 ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Bean%27s_Station ). Other fighting in the area included the capture of a Union wagon train near Clinch Mountain Gap, and skirmishing at Granger’s Mill and near Morristown. In Georgia a Federal reconnaissance moved from Rossville to La Fayette. In Arkansas skirmishing broke out at Caddo Mill; in West Virginia on Blue Sulphur Road near Meadow Bluff; and in Virginia near Catlett’s Station. For the most of the rest of December there were miscellaneous cavalry affairs in Virginia.

President Lincoln announced that his wife’s half sister, Mrs Ben Hardin Helm, had been granted amnesty after taking the oath to the Union, as provided by the presidential proclamation of Dec 8. President Lincoln declines to see Cong Fernando Wood (N.Y.), who seeks amnesty for Northern sympathizers with the rebellion.

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December 15, 1863 Tuesday
Action was near Pulaski and Livingston, Tennessee and at Sangster’s Station, Virginia. Confederate Maj Gen Jubal A. Early ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jubal_Early ) was assigned to the Shenandoah Valley District. Major General John C. Breckinridge ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Breckinridge ), CSA, is relieved of command of the 2nd Army Corps, Confederate Army of Tennessee and Major General Thomas C. Hindman ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_C._Hindman ), CSA, assumes command. Joseph Orville Shelby, CSA, was appointed to Brigadier General.

Captain Semmes, after cruising for some time in Far Eastern waters, determined to change his area of operations. Leaving the island of Condore in C.S.S. Alabama, he wrote: "The homeward trade of the enemy is now quite small, reduced, probably, to twenty or thirty ships per year, and these may easily evade us by taking the different passages to the Indian Ocean. . . . there is no cruising or chasing to be done here, successfully, or with safety to oneself without plenty of coal, and we can only rely upon coaling once in three months. . . . So I will try my luck around the Cape of Good Hope once more, thence to the coast of Brazil, and thence perhaps to Barbados for coal, and thence--? If the war be not ended, my ship will need to go into dock to have much of her copper replaced, now nearly destroyed by such constant cruising, and to have her boilers overhauled and repaired, and this can only be properly done in Europe." The cruise of the most famous Confederate commerce raider went into its final 6 months.

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December 16, 1863 Wednesday
The Confederates announced major command changes. Gen Joseph E. Johnston ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_E._Johnston ) was named to command the Department and Army of Tennessee, succeeding Lieut Gen Hardee, who had temporarily taken over from Bragg. Gen Polk ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonidas_Polk ) was left with the Army of Mississippi, to which he was assigned formally on Dec 22. Johnston had serious differences with President Davis, but Davis had little choice, and Confederates for the most part approved the decision. Johnston, at Brandon, Mississippi was ordered to his new post at Dalton, Georgia leaving his old forces in Polk’s charge.

Fighting included a skirmish at Salem, Virginia – part of the railroad raiding; a demonstration on Fort Gibson, Indian Territory; skirmishes near Springfield, Missouri; Free Bridge, North Carolina; fighting at Upperville, Virginia; and at Rutledge, Tennessee. For the remainder of the month Federals operated from Fayetteville with fighting at Stroud’s Store and on the Buffalo River, Arkansas. Brig Gen John Buford ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buford ) was named Federal major general a few hours before his death in Washington. Buford, who succumbed to typhoid, had had a brilliant career, particularly at Gettysburg. A million-dollar fire destroyed a regimental hospital, an arsenal, and a bakery at Yorktown, Virginia.

Thomas Savage, U.S. Consul-General at Havana, reported to Commodore H. H. Bell regarding blockade runners in that port: "A schooner under rebel colors, called Roebuck, 41 tons, with cotton arrived from Mobile yesterday. She left that port, I believe, on the 8th. She is the only vessel that has reached this port from Mobile for a very long time. . . . The famous steamer Alice, which ran the blockade at Mobile successfully so many times, is now on the dry dock here fitting out for another adventure."

U.S.S. Huron, commanded by Lieutenant Commander Stevens, captured blockade runner Chatham off Doboy Sound, Georgia, with cargo of cotton, tobacco, and rosin.

U.S.S. Ariel, commanded by Acting Master William H. Harrison, captured sloop Magnolia off the west coast of Florida. She was inbound from Havana with cargo of spirits and medicines.

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December 17, 1863 Thursday
President Lincoln forwarded to Congress a plan by the Freedmen’s Aid Society to set up a Federal Bureau of Emancipation to assist freed Negroes; nothing came of it until the Freedmen’s Bureau ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedmen%27s_Bureau ) was established in March, 1865. Skirmishing was confined to Sangster’s Station, Virginia and Rodney, Mississippi. A Federal expedition operated from Washington to Chicoa Creek, North Carolina. U.S.S. Roebuck, commanded by Acting Master Sherrill, seized blockade running British schooner Ringdove off Indian River, Florida, with cargo including salt, coffee, tea, and whiskey.

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December 18, 1863 Friday
For some time President Lincoln had been disturbed over relations between the Missouri state government and the military under Gen Schofield. In a letter to Sec of War Stanton the President said he believed Schofield must be relieved from command of the Department of the Missouri, but promoted to major general at the same time. He suggested Rosecrans for the command post.

Minor fighting continued with action at Bean’s Station and Rutledge, Tennessee; Indiantown or Sandy Swamp, North Carolina; near Culpeper, Virginia; and at Sheldon’s Place near Barren Post, Indian Territory. For the rest of the month there were scattered operations in northern Mississippi and western Tennessee, and for three days Federal scouts operated against guerrillas from Vienna to Middleburg, Virginia. The Richmond Dispatch called for postponement of minor differences and criticisms of the Confederate government in view of “this decisive crisis in the national affairs.” Chaplains of Lee’s army met at Orange Court House, where reports indicated a “high state of religious feeling throughout the army.” Augustus Louis Chetlain, USA, was appointed to Brigadier General.

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December 19, 1863 Saturday
Several skirmishes in Virginia and West Virginia resulted from the long-continuing Federal raids on railroads connecting southwest Virginia and West Virginia with the seaboard area. In east Tennessee there was a skirmish at Stone’s Mill. President Davis wrote Gen Johnston, new commander of the Department of Tennessee: “The difficulties of your new position are realized and the Government will make every possible effort to aid you….” In Washington the Lincolns held a reception for congressmen, other officials, and the officers of Russian warships visiting the United States. John Randolph Chambliss, CSA, was appointed to Brigadier General.

Expedition under Acting Master W. R. Browne, comprising U.S.S. Restless, Bloomer, and Caroline, proceeded up St. Andrew's Bay, Florida, to continue the destruction of salt works. A landing party went ashore under Bloomer's guns and destroyed those works not already demolished by the Southerners when reports of the naval party were received. Browne was able to report that he had "cleared the three arms of this extensive bay of salt works . . . Within the past ten days," he added, "290 salt works, 33 covered wagons, 12 flatboats, 2 sloops (5 ton each) 6 ox carts, 4,000 bushels of salt, 268 buildings at the different salt works, 529 iron kettles averaging 150 gallons each, 105 iron boilers for boiling brine [were destroyed], and it is believed that the enemy destroyed as many more to prevent us from doing so."

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December 20, 1863 Sunday
President Lincoln told an official of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society: “I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation….” Federal troops scouted from Lexington, Missouri.

Steamer Antonica ran aground on Frying Pan Shoals, North Carolina, attempting to run the blockade. Boat crews from U.S.S. Governor Buckingham, commanded by Acting Lieutenant William G. Saltonstall, captured her crew but were unable to get the steamer off. Rear Admiral S. P. Lee noted: "She will be a total loss. . . ." Antonica had formerly run the blockade a number of times under British registry and name of Herald, "carrying from 1,000 to 1,200 bales of cotton at a time."

U.S.S. Connecticut, Commander Almy, seized British blockade running schooner Sallie with cargo of salt off Frying Pan Shoals, North Carolina.

U.S.S. Fox, commanded by Acting Master George Ashbury, captured steamer Powerful at the mouth of Suwannee River, Florida. The steamer had been abandoned by her crew on the approach of the Union ship, and, unable to stop a serious leak, Ashbury ordered the blockade runner destroyed.

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December 21, 1863 Monday
Skirmishing was confined to Hunter’s Mill, Virginia and McMinnville and Clinch River, Tennessee. Federal scouts operated from Rossville to La Fayette, Georgia; from Rocky Run toward Trenton, North Carolina; and from Bealeton to Luray, Virginia. Lawrence Sullivan Ross, CSA, was appointed to Brigadier General.

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December 22, 1863 Tuesday
Desultory fighting occurred at Cleveland, Tennessee and Fayette, Mississippi; and Union scouts probed in east Tennessee.

Captain Semmes of C.S.S. Alabama noted the effect of Confederate commerce raiding on Northern shipping in the Far East: "The enemy's East India and China trade is nearly broken up. Their ships find it impossible to get freights, there being in this port [Singapore] some nineteen sail, almost all of which are laid up for want of employment. . . . the more widely our blows are struck, provided they are struck rapidly, the greater will be the consternation and consequent damage of the enemy."

Confederate winter quarters by Lieutenant General James Longstreet, CSA, are established at and around Russellville, Tennessee, effectively ending the Knoxville (Tennessee) Campaign.

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December 23, 1863 Wednesday
Fighting broke out at Jacksonport, Arkansas; Culpeper Court House, Virginia; Corinth, Mississippi; and Mulberry Village and Powder Springs Gap, Tennessee. Action around Centreville, Missouri lasted three days. President Davis wrote Gen Johnston, new commander of the Department of Tennessee, that he hoped the general would “soon be able to commence active operations against the enemy.”

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December 24, 1863 Thursday
While the major fronts in Virginia and Georgia near Chattanooga remained quiet, skirmishing flared near Germantown and in Lee County, Virginia; Rodney, Mississippi; at Estenaula, Jack’s Creek, Peck’s House near New Market, Mossy Creek Station, and at Hay’s Ferry near Dandridge, Tennessee. President Lincoln wrote Maj Gen Banks, in command of the Department of the Gulf, “I have all the while intended you to be master, as well in regard to re-organizing a State government for Louisiana, as in regard to the military matters of the Department….” He reassured the general that the new state government was to help, not thwart, the military authorities.

U.S.S. Fox, commanded by Acting Master Ashbury, seized blockade running British schooner Edward off the mouth of the Suwannee River, Florida, after a two hour chase during which the schooner attempted to run down the smaller Union ship. She was carrying a cargo of lead and salt from Havana.

C.S.S. Alabama, commanded by Captain Semmes, captured and burned bark Texan Star in the Strait of Malacca with cargo of rice.

U.S.S. Sunflower, commanded by Acting Master Van Sice, captured blockade runner Hancock near the lighthouse at Tampa Bay with cargo including salt and borax.

U.S.S. Antona, commanded by Acting Master Zerega, seized blockade running schooner Exchange off Velasco, Texas, with cargo including coffee, nails, shoes, acids, wire, and cotton goods.

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December 25, 1863 Friday
On the third Christmas Day of the war Federal gunboats operated in the Stono River, South Carolina and Confederate field and siege guns sorely damaged U.S.S. Marblehead. There was fighting at Fort Brooke, Florida and Federals destroyed Confederate salt works on Bear Inlet, North Carolina. Union cavalry under Averell reached Beverly, West Virginia. In addition, Federals skirmished with Indians near Fort Gaston, California and scouted from Vienna to Leesburg, Virginia for three days. Shore batteries and U.S.S. Pawnee dueled at John’s Island near Charleston, South Carolina.

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December 26, 1863 Saturday
Despite the winter season the skirmishing went on; near Fort Gibson, Indian Territory; at Sand Mountain, Alabama; Port Gibson, Mississippi; near Fort Gaston, California; and at Somerville, New Castle, and Mossy Creek, Tennessee. Federals scouted for three days from Salem, Missouri and for eight days from Forsyth, Missouri to Batesville, Arkansas. C.S.S. Alabama, commanded by Captain Semmes, captured and burned ships Sonora and Highlander, both in ballast, at anchor at the western entrance of the Straits of Malacca. "They were monster ships," Semmes wrote, "both of them, being eleven or twelve hundred tons burden." William Anderson Pile, USA, was appointed to Brigadier General.

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