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 June 1863 Edition:
Prelude to Gettysburg -- Lee Invades the North a Second Time -- Maryland First, then Pennsylvania
"THE CRISIS OF THE WAR"
"We can hardly resist the conclusion that the next two weeks will prove the most thrillingly eventful of the whole war, and go far toward furnishing the solution of a strife, the most gigantic that ever shook the world."
-- New York Times, June 24, 1863
[Nine days later, the Battle of Gettysburg would culminate with Pickett's Charge on July 3, 1863]
- "The Fall of Vicksburg"
- For the second time the newspapers erroneously report the surrender of Vicksburg
- "The Projected Rebel Raid" - New York Times, June 10, 1863
- "The Proposed Rebel Raid; A Large Rebel Cavalry Force Massed Near Culpepper, Va."
- An article about rumors of an "extensive cavalry raid into Maryland and Pennsylvania"
- The actual campaign would be much more than just a cavalry raid
- Lee would begin his campaign that would end in the Battle of Gettysburg
- The "Third Battle of Bull-Run"
- Hooker's is decidedly defeated by Lee at the Third Battle of Bull Run
- "All the rumors of battles, victories and disasters in front of Washington last week, were canards." - NY Times June 22, 1863
- Gettysburg Campaign opens
- Lee invades the North again
- Battle of Franklin's Crossing/Deep Run
- Battle of Brandy Station
- Second Battle of Winchester
- Battle of Aldie
- Battle of Middleburg
- Battle of Upperville
- Battle of Hanover
- Skirmish of Sporting Hill
- The news hits the North on June 15
- Gen. Dan. Sickles leaves New York to join his command
- His actions at the Battle of Gettysburg are debated still today
- Gen. "Fighting" Joe. Hooker is relieved of command
- Gen. George Meade replaces Hooker in command of the Army of the Potomac
- "Gen. MEADE takes command of the army at a very critical moment, and while it is placed in a critical position."
- Grant's Vicksburg Campaign
- Siege of Vicksburg continues
- Battle of Milliken's Bend
- Battle of Goodrich's Landing
- Battle of Lake Providence
- Battle of Richmond, Louisiana