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April 11, 1803 Tallyrand offers the United States Louisiana. Afraid that Napoleon might withdraw the offer, James Monroe and Robert Livingston negotiate a treaty without Jefferson's approval
  Louisiana Purchase
April 11, 1861 Confederates demand the surrender of Fort Sumter South Carolina
  Fort Sumter
  P. G. T. Beauregard
April 11, 1862 Halleck assumes personal command of the forces at Pittsburg Landing, the Army of the Tennessee and the Army of the Ohio
  Henry Halleck
  Army of the Tennessee
  Army of the Ohio
April 11, 1862 General Fitz-John Porter [US] decides to ride in an observation balloon alone when inventor Thaddeus Lowe takes a sick-day. In flight, the balloon tether breaks, and Porter nearly crosses into enemy territory. A last minute change in wind direction returned him to Union lines.
  Fitz-John Porter
April 11, 1863 Col. Abel Streight leaves Nashville, Tennessee on a raid of Rome, GA Georgia
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  Raid on Rome, Georgia
April 11, 1865 Confederate government withdraws to North Carolina

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Battle of Fort Pulaski

Quincy Gillmore uses rifled cannon to effectively end the use of palisaded forts world-wide
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  Fort Pulaski
  Quincy A. Gillmore
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