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April 25, 1846 United States troops, sent to the disputed portion of the Texas border to provoke an incident, are attacked by Mexican troops, precipitating the Mexican-American War
Mexican American War
April 25, 1861 New York's 7th Regiment arrives in Washington, having around Baltimore by boat.
Washington D. C.
April 25, 1861 In a daring nighttime operation Illinois troops steam from Alton to St. Louis and remove 10,000 muskets with the help of federal troops in the armory
April 25, 1861 General Edwin Vose Sumner relieves Albert Sidney Johnston as Commander, Department of the Pacific
Albert Sidney Johnston
Edwin Vose Sumner
April 25, 1862 After a duel with Confederate ships at English Turn, Commadore Farragut's fleet weighs anchor at New Orleans and demands the surrender of the largest city and most important port in the South. By the time Farragut arrives the city was partially on fire.
Battle of New Orleans
April 25, 1862 George Thomas promoted to major general
April 25, 1862 General John C. Parke [US] bombards Fort Macon, near Beaufort, following a month-long siege of the fort. Colonel Moses White had no choice but to surrender.
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