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 December 1862 Edition:
- Christmas: How the soldiers and people experience the second Christmas of the war
- Battle of Fredericksburg
- News report: "The action of Saturday is evidently to be classed with the great battles of the war"
- Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (USA) tenders his resignation
- Wm. H. Seward (Secretary of State) tenders his resignation
- Salmon P. Chase (Secretary of the Treasury) tenders his resignation
- Gen. Burnside's report to Gen. Halleck on Fredericksburg
- Congress creates a Committee on the Conduct of the War; Testimony of Burnside, Sumner, Hooker, Woodbury, and Halleck is published
- Stone's River Campaign continues
- Battle of Hartsville
- Battle of Stones River/Second Battle of Murfreesboro
- Prarie Grove Campaign
- Battle of Prairie Grove
- Goldsboro Expedition
- Battle of Kinston
- Gen. Smith's (CSA) official report
- Battle of White Hall
- Battle of Goldsboro Bridge
- Forrest's West Tennessee Expedition
- Battle of Jackson, Tennessee
- Battle of Parker's Cross Roads
- Opening of the Vicksburg Campaign
- Battle of Chickasaw Bayou
- Gen. Hovey's Mississippi Expedition
- Galveston, Texas Operations continue
- Shoshone War in the Washington Territory
- Cache Valley Expedition
- Sioux/Dakota War
- Lincoln authorizes the execution of 39 Minnesota Indians convicted for the killing of civilians
Gen. McDowell's (USA) Inquiry: Many private orders and reports between McDowell, Lincoln, Seward and other generals are published
Gen. Porter's (USA) Court-Martial: Many telegrams with Burnside, Banks, McClellan, Pope, et. al. from the battlefield are published
Gen. McKinstry's (USA) Court-Martial in St. Louis
Soldiers from the 49th Massachusetts and 24th Maine riot in New-York. A soldier is killed and a hotel burned.
A riot in New-York between soldiers of the N.Y. 28th and the N.Y. 52nd leaves one soldier dead and many wounded.
The court-martial of Gen. Porter continues; Testimony by Gens. Pope, McClellan, Roberts, et. al.
The House votes to pass a Senate bill to admit West Virginia as a state
West Virginia is admitted as a state
The Senate considers a bill to establish the Territorial Government of Utah
The House considers abolition of slavery in Missouri
Attorney-General Bates takes a contrary position to the Dred Scott decision arguing that constitutionally "a free colored man may be a citizen of the United States"
Jefferson Davis orders Butler and officers of his command to be executed by hanging if captured
Ford's Theatre in Washington is damaged by a fire
The USS Monitor, while under tow by the USS Rhode Island, founders and sinks off the coast of Cape Hatteras