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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for February 1863

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February 1, 1863 Naval assault on Ft. McAllister Georgia
  Fort McAllister
February 3, 1863 The French offer to mediate the Civil War
February 3, 1863 Union ram Queen of the West sails past Vicksburg to disrupt Confederate shipping. After being hit 12 time by artillery, she rams the Confederate ship City of Vicksburg. Mississippi
  Queen of the West
February 5, 1863 General Joseph Hooker reorganizes the Army of the Potomac appointing J. F. Reynolds, Darius Couch, Dan Sickles, George Meade, John Sedgwick, W. F. Smith, Franz Sigel and Henry Slocum in command of individual corps. George Stoneman is named his cavalry chief. Smith's Ninth Corps is assigned to Newport News to increase pressure on Richmond
  Joseph Hooker
  George Meade
  Army of the Potomac
  William Farrar Smith
  John Sedgwick
February 6, 1863 William Seward informs Minister Mecier that the French offer to mediate the Civil War had been rejected by the United States
  William Seward
February 12, 1863 West Virginia's constitutional convention reconvenes following Congress's request that certain wording (about slaves) be modified. West Virginia
  West Virginia Constitutional Convention
February 12, 1863 Federal ships including the Queen of the West take more than $2 million in cargo in a single day on the Mississippi, Red, and White Rivers and the clipper ship Jacob Bell in the Caribbean
  Queen of the West
February 13, 1863 President Lincoln is visited by diminutive circus act General Tom Thumb and his wife.
  Abraham Lincoln
February 14, 1863 Queen of the West runs aground on the Red River. It is abandoned. Louisiana
  Queen of the West
February 16, 1863 U. S. Senate passes the Conscription Act
February 17, 1863 West Virginia approves a revised state constitution West Virginia
February 17, 1863 General Grant rescinds the order halting publication of the Chicago Times as a "copperhead" paper
  Ulysses S. Grant
  copperhead
February 18, 1863 A Democrat Convention in Richmond, Kentucky, is broken up by federal authorities because some members were pro-Confederate Kentucky
  Democratic Party
February 24, 1863 Territory of Arizona is organized from the Territory of New Mexico
February 25, 1863 Major General Daniel Harvey Hill [CS] assumes command of all North Carolina forces North Carolina
  Daniel Harvey Hill
February 26, 1863 The National Currency Act was signed into law by President Lincoln, creating a national banking system, a Currency Bureau and the office of Comptroller of the Currency. The act's goal was to establish a single currency.
  Abraham Lincoln
February 26, 1863 The Cherokee Nation rescinds its declaration of secession and abolished slavery, reversing its earlier course
February 28, 1863 At Ft. McAllister, federal gunships including the ironclad U. S. S. Montauk moved up the Ogeechee River to destroy the Rattlesnake, a Confederate privateer also known as the Nashville before it was decommissioned Georgia
  Fort McAllister
February 28, 1863 Work begins on rebuilding Ford's Theater after a fire
  Ford's Theater
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