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August 27, 1858 Second Lincoln-Douglas debate, Freeport, Illinois Illinois
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Abraham Lincoln
August 27, 1861 Union forces take fortifications on Cape Hatteras North Carolina
August 27, 1862 Battle of Kettle Run Virginia
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  Second Manassas - Second Bull Run
  Joseph Hooker
August 27, 1862 Stonewall Jackson [CS] destroys Army of Virginia supply base at Manassas Junction Virginia
  Stonewall Jackson
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  Second Manassas - Second Bull Run
  Army of Virginia
August 27, 1862 With Stonewall Jackson on his flank, John Pope is forced to withdraw from the Rappahanock. Pope does not realize that roughly half the Confederate army is between his position and Washington, D. C. Virginia
  Stonewall Jackson
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  John Pope
  Second Manassas - Second Bull Run
August 27, 1863 Ford's Theater reopens as Ford's New Theater
  Ford's Theater
August 27, 1864 Forward elements of Sherman's army move south to cut Hood's last supply line to Atlanta, the Macon and Western Railroad Georgia
  William Tecumseh Sherman

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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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Northern Virginia Campaign - sometimes just called the Virginia Campaign. Virginia
  Northern Virginia Campaign
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