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February 13, 1819 Outgoing House member James Tallmadge of New York presents an amendment to the Missouri statehood bill requiring Missouri to halt the further introduction of slaves to the territory and to provide for the gradual emancipation of the slaves already there. Name frequently listed as Talmadge (a 20th century Georgia Senator) and the date occasionally listed as February 14, the day debate began on the amendment)
  Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)
February 13, 1819 Bill permitting Missouri to draw up a state constitution to be admitted to the Union comes to the floor of the House. Missouri
  Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)
February 13, 1861 The U. S. Electoral College makes Lincoln's win official
  Abraham Lincoln
  The Election of 1860
February 13, 1861 In Richmond, former President John Tyler and former Virginia governor Henry Wise lead the notables who meet for the first time as Virginia's secessionist convention. Virginia
  John Tyler
  Virginia Secession Convention
February 13, 1862
February 16, 1862
Battle of Ft. Donelson

General Ulysses S. Grant demands the unconditional surrender of the garrison from an old friend, Simon Bolivar Buckner
Tennessee
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  John Floyd
  John A. McClernand
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  Gideon Pillow
  Lew Wallace
  Army of the Tennessee
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
February 13, 1862 General John Floyd assumes command at Ft. Donalson
  John Floyd
February 13, 1863 President Lincoln is visited by diminutive circus act General Tom Thumb and his wife.
  Abraham Lincoln
February 13, 1968 Ford's Theater reopens to the public
  Ford's Theater

Ongoing on this day:
June 15, 1864
April 2, 1865
Siege of Petersburg Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Siege of Petersburg
April 12, 1861
May 10, 1865
The American Civil War
  The Civil War
February 4, 1861
February 27, 1861
Washington Peace Conference (also called Convention or Congress)
  Felix Zollicoffer
  Salmon P. Chase
  John Tyler
  Washington Peace Convention
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