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River. S. C.—31. Blockading squadron off Charleston Harbor attacked by Confederate iron-clad gunboats, and the harbor proclaimed opened by Beauregard and the Confederate Secretary of State. Skirmish near Nashville, Tenn., and the Confederates defeated.—Feb. 1. National troops occupy Franklin, Tenn.—2. United States House of Representatives passed a bill providing for the employment of negro soldiers.—3. Fort Donelson invested by Confederate troops, who were repulsed.—4. Skirmish near Lake Providence, La.—5. Second attack on Fort Donelson by Confederates repulsed.— 6. The Emancipation Proclamation published in Louisiana.—7. Mutiny of the 100th Illinois Regiment. Confederates declare the blockade at Galveston and Sabine Pass opened.—S. Circulation of the Chicago Times suppressed.—10. Official denial that the blockade at Charleston had been raised.—11. Confederates attempt to assassinate General Banks on his way to the Opera-house in New Orleans.—12. National