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What Happened Today, 23 January
1861/01/23Senator Jacob Collamer 'introduced a bill authorizing the President to close the ports of the seceding States and to suspend the mail service of the United States in those Commonwealths.' (Crockett)
1862/01/23US Storeship Supply, Commander Colvocoresses, departed Ship Island, bound for New York, with the officers and crew of the captured Confederate schooner Lizzie Weston. (ORN)
1862/01/23USS Hatteras, Commander Emmons, was ordered to proceed from Ship Island to Berwick Bay, to relieve USS Montgomery, Lieutenant commanding James E. Jouett, and assume command of the blockade in that place. (ORN)
1863/01/23USS Pembina, Lieutenant Commander Temple, departed blockading duties off Mobile for Pensacola. (ORN)
1865/01/23Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)
1865/01/23The Confederate fleet under Flag Officer John K. Mitchell attempted to dash down the James River to attack General Grant's headquarters at City Point, Virginia. The bold attack was thwarted when the heaviest of the ironclads ran aground. (NavHist)