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December 7, 1857 Free-state congress calls for a third option in voting on the Lecompton Constitution - rejection of the document. Kansas
  Lecompton Constitution
December 7, 1861 Stonewall Jackson destroys the West Virginia side of Dam Number 5 on the Potomac River, disrupting the C&O Canal and impacting the Union's ability to repair the B&O Railroad. Maryland
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  Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
  Attack on Dam Number 5
  Stonewall Jackson
December 7, 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove
Battle of Fayetteville

Thomas Hindman [CS] attacks Francis "Frank" Herron [US] advancing from Wilson's Creek in an attempt to defeat him before joining James Blunt's [US] men. Blunt reached the Confederate line just as Herron was considering withdrawal, resulting in a Union victory
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December 7, 1862 John Hunt Morgan captures a federal garrison in Hartsville, killing and wounding 1000 before 1800 men surrendered Tennessee
  John Hunt Morgan

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