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May 29, 1839 Ulysses Hiram Grant discovers that his appointment to West Point is under the name Ulysses Simpson Grant (Simpson was his mother's maiden name). Grant used this name from this time on.
  Ulysses S. Grant
May 29, 1848 Wisconsin enters the United States a free state and evens the slave-free balance in the Senate at 15-15 Wisconsin
May 29, 1863 Ambrose Burnside offers his resignation over the Vallandigham affair. Lincoln refuses.
  Clement Vallandigham
  Ambrose Burnside
May 29, 1865 Andrew Johnson grants a Presidential pardon to those who directly or indirectly aided the Southern war effort. He restored property rights to the South with the exception of slaves. Unlike Lincoln's declaration in December, 1863, Johnson creates an exception for property owners whose holdings total $20,000 dollars or more.
  Andrew Johnson
May 29, 1865 President Andrew Johnson appoints William Holden as provisional governor of North Carolina, a blueprint for his plans of Presidential Reconstruction. Holden was instructed to call a constitutional convention of men who had signed an oath of allegiance to the United States. North Carolina
May 29, 1866 Winfield Scott dies, West Point, NY

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