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REBELLION REGISTER. Abbeville, Miss., deserted by the rebels and occupied by the Union forces December 2, 1862. Abell, D. K, editor of the St. Joseph (Mo.) Tribune. arrested October 30, 1863, for publishing treasonable articles in his paper. Abingdon, Va., was occupied by General Burbridge. who destroyed a large amount of stores, including i. quantity of salt, December 14, 1864. A. B. Ligur, a rebel steamer, was captured near New Orleans, November 1, 1862. Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia. Bill passed the United States Senate April 3, (29 v. 14) ; passed the House (93 v. 39) April 11, and was approved by President Lincoln April 16, 1862. Absentees from the army were ordered to their places August 11, 1862. Accomac and Northampton Counties, Va., were taken possession of by the Union troops, and the rebels in them disbanded, November 18, 1861. Acquia Creek, Va.—There was an engagement, May 31, 1861, between the rebel batteries near this place and the gun-boats Anacosta and Freeborn. -After a two-hours' battle the gun-boats retired; but, renewing the attack next day, the batteries were silenced and a part of the town burned. There were undecisive attacks at the same point July 29 and August 16 of the same year. The place was evacuated by the rebels March 18, 1862, thus raising the blockade of the Potomac. Actual Commencement of War, by the rebels opening fire upon Fort Sumter, at 4:30 A. M. April 12, 1861. Acworth, Ga., was Sherman's head-quarters June 6, 1864. AdairCounty, Ky., was the scene of severe skirmish ing December 29, 1861. Adairsville, Ga., was occupied by General Howard's corps, after defeating the rebels, May 18, 1864. Adams, Charles Francis, United States Minister to London, received a congratulatory visit from the...