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]A I' dP Thursday, August 8, 2013 i, Tri-Coun News * www, tricoun news ley s expe- itory until Aug. 13, 1863. Sept. 12, 1863. This week 150 years ago [,W 1 ~1 i Aug4"t~31vIl?63estaVlunteerlnfan-Septs;~1863ent MinnesOtas,,_ Partic-Cav- Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1863 Confederate General Robert -~ ~-" burg, Miss., untilSept: 12, 1863. ipated in Brigadier General Henry Major General Frederick Steele E. Lee offered to resign as com- assumed command of the Federal mander of the Army of Northern forces at Helena, Ark. Virginia. He wrote to Confeder- InCharlestonHarbor, S.C.,Con- ate President Jeffdrson Davis that 1861 C IVI L WAR 186s federates continued to strengthen he realized that there had been Major General Ulysses Grant's their defenses at Fort Sumter and discontent as a result of the fail- huge army at Vicksburg, Miss., Battery Wagner, knowing that the ure of the Gettysburg Campaign. was slowly being broken up as the Federals would soon renew the He cited his health and general XIII Corps was reassigned to Car- attack, depression as influences upon his rollton, La. Near Dutch Gap, Va., an elec- request. President Davis turned Discontent over rations and tric torpedo severely damaged the him down. lack of furloughs appeared to be U.S.S. Commodore Barney. On Morris Island, Charleston the reason for a mutiny of several Thursday, Aug. 6, 1863 Harbor, S. C., Federal forces con- Confederate regiments at Galves- The North observed a day of tinued to construct approaches to ton, Texas, though order was thanksgiving for recent victories, Battery Wagner, illuminating the restored quickly. with church services and suspen- island at nightwith calcium lights. Tuesday, Aug. U, 1863- sion of business. The U.S.S. Sagamore took four Confederate guns at Battery Skirmishes took place at Caca- prizes off Indian River and Gil- Wagner, Fort Sumter and onlames pon Mountain .and Moorefield, bert's Bar, Fla. Island in Charleston Harbor, S.C., W.V., and Confederates captured Sunday, Aug. 9, 1863 opened fire furiously on Federal a Federalwagon train near Fairfax President Abraham Lincoln trenches on Morris Island, halt- Courthouse, Va. wrote to,Major General Ulysses ing the Federal working parties. Three Federal vessels were Grant that he believed that Negro Meanwhile, GeneralP.G.T. Beaure- heavily bombarded by shore bat- troops were "a resource which, if gard, in command of the Charles- teries while on a reconnaissance of vigorously applied now, will soon ton area, ordered the defense lines the James River in Virginia. Mean- close the contest." on James Island shortened. while, cheering crowds watched Skirmishing occurred at In Virginia, Confederates cap- the C.S.S. Alabama capture the Brandy StationandWelford's Ford, tured a Union wagon train near U.S.S. Sea Bride near the shore of Va.; Sparta, Tenn.; and Garden Annandale. Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope. Hollow, near Pineville, Mo. Where Minnesota Regiments Friday, Aug. 7, 1863 Monday, Aug. 10, 1863 were the week of Aug. 5-11, Fighting broke out at Burke's Federal troops under Major 1863 Station, Va., and near NewMadrid, General Frederick Steele began 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infan- Mo. the march from Helena, Ark., to try - On duty at Kelly's Ford, Va., President Abraham Lincoln the state capital at Little Rock. told New York Governor Horatio Skirmishing occurred at Dayton, untilAug. 15, 1863. 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Seymour that he would not sus- Mo., and Bayou Tensas, La. Infantry - On duty at Winchester, pend the draft in NewYork. Tenn., until Aug. 16, 1863. 5th MinnesotaVolunteer Infan- try - On duty at Bear Creek, Miss., until Oct. 14, 1863. 6th Minnesbta Volunteer Infan- try-Participated in Brigadier Gen- eral Henry H. Sibley's expedition in Dakota Territory until Sept. 12, 1863. 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try-Participated in Brigadier Gen- eral Henry H. Sibley's expedition in Dakota Territory until Sept. 12, 1863. 8th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry- On duty at Fort Ridgely, Minn., until June 5, 1864. 9th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try-Participated in Brigadier Gen- eral Henry H. Sibley's expedition in Dakota Territory until Sept. 12, 1863. 10th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry-Participated in Brigadier H. Sibley's expedition in Dakota Territory until Sept. 12, 1863. Brackett's Battalion of Minne- sota Cavalry - Participated in the Occupation of Middle Tennessee until Sept. 6, 1863. 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Battery - On duty at Vicksburg, Miss., until April 4, 1864. 2nd Independent Battery, Min- nesota Light Artillery - Partici- pated in the Occupation of Middle Tennessee until Aug. 16, 1863. 3rd Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery - Participated in Brig- adier General Henry H. Sibley's expedition in Dakota Territory until Sept. 12, 1863. 2nd United States Sharpshoot- ers, Company A - On duty in Vir- ginia until Oct. 1863. 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