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March 29, 1847 U. S. forces occupy Vera Cruz
  Mexican American War
  Winfield Scott
March 29, 1861 Abraham Lincoln decides to reinforce Fort Sumter.
  Abraham Lincoln
  Fort Sumter
March 29, 1861 Mississippi ratifies the Confederate Constitution Mississippi
March 29, 1862 The Central Army of Kentucky and the Army of Alabama and West Florida, and is merged into the Army of Mississippi in Corinth under Albert Sidney Johnston with P. G. T. Beauregard as second-in-command. Corps commanders are Braxton Bragg, Leonidas Polk, William Hardee and George Crittenden. Mississippi
  Albert Sidney Johnston
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Braxton Bragg
  Leonidas Polk
  William Hardee
  Central Army of Kentucky
  Army of Mississippi
March 29, 1863 Stymied in his attempt to reach Vicksburg on the east bank of the Mississippi, Grant orders General John McClernand to march south on the west bank to Miliken's Bend
  Second Vicksburg Campaign
  John A. McClernand

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Siege of Petersburg Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Siege of Petersburg
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The Battle of New Madrid / Island No. 10

After withdrawing from New Madrid Confederates control Island No. 10, blocking shipping on the Mississippi. Over 5,000 Confederate soldiers on the island surrender to Major General John Pope on April 8.
  John Pope
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