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MILITARY EVENTS OF 1863.--THE REBEL DEFEAT AT GETTYSBURG.-TALL
OF VICKSBURG AND PORT HUDSON.
l'he Battles at Fredericksburg.—Rebel Raid into Pennsylvania. -Results at
Gettysburg.--Vicksburg and Port Hudson Captured.--Public Rejoicings.
- The President's Speech.-- Thanksgiving for Victories.—Battle of Chat-
MILITARY EVENTS OF THE SPRING AND SUMMER OF 1864.
Battle of the Olustee.--Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond. -The Red River
Expedition.-The Fort Pillow Massacre.-Rebel Atrocities.--General
The Presidential Election..-The Cleveland Convention.--The Conventiou at
Baltimore.—Mr. Lincoln's Renomination and Acceptance.-Pupular Feel.
REPORTS, DISPATCHES, AND PROCLAMATIONS REI ATING TO
Secretary Stanton to General Dix..
Acting Secretary Hunter to Minister Adams..
IBIPORTANT LETTER FROM J. WILKES Booti..
Tror following memorandum given by Mr. Lincoln to Hicks, the wellknown artist, while he was painting his portrait in Springfield, Illinois, Boon after his first nomination for the Presidency, is not without in.
"I was born February 12, 1809, in then Hardin County, Kentucky, at a point within the now County of Larue, a mile or a mile and a half from where Hodgen's mill now is. My parents being dead, and my own memory not serving, I know no means of identifying the precise locality. It was on Nolen Creek.
A. LINOOLN," June 14, 1840