The Extra!!! Edition of the American Civil War Gazette contains back issues as well as additional articles that did not appear in the daily edition.
Highlights of the February 1863 Edition:
- Napoleon III of France proposes a mediation between the North and the South
- Lincoln and Seward decline
- "So far from being about to end, we believe that the war is about to assume a shape more terrible that it has ever yet presented."
Richmond Daily Dispatch, February 18, 1863
- Grant's Vicksburg Campaign continues
- "The Battle for the Mississippi"
- Work on Grant's Canal continues
- Yazoo Pass Expedition
- Middle Tennessee Operations begin
- Battle of Dover/Second Battle of Fort Donaldson
- Virginia Operations
- Report of the Battle of Deserted House/Battle on the Blackwater
- U.S. Congress
- Thaddeus Stevens' "Negro Soldier Bill" passes allowing for:
- "the enlistment of any number of negroes, not over 300,000"
- "to be paid $10 a month"
- "to be armed and equipped as other soldiers"
- "officered by white men"
- Gov. Andrews of Massachusetts authorizes "the enlistment of colored men as United States soldiers"
- Will later be organized as the Massachusetts 54th featured in the 1989 film "Glory"
- Continued debate about the Emancipation Proclamation
- Kentucky affirms support
- Tennessee denounces
- Frederick Douglas' speech at the Cooper Institute
- Soldiers of the N.Y. 99th are caught seizing slaves and selling them across the lines
- Gen. Longstreet (CSA) takes command of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina
- The "Dead Rabbits" gang (portrayed in Scorcese's Gangs of New York) pressure the Governor of New-York to pardon two of their members; the Higgins brothers.
- The Supreme Court hears evidence to determine whether the Government is engaged in a war or a civil rebellion, and whether the blockade is legal under a rebellion.