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April 9, 1837 Lieutenant Robert E. Lee is ordered to St. Louis to rework the Mississippi River commercial channel. Missouri
  Robert E. Lee
April 9, 1864
April 10, 1864
Battle of Prairie D'ane

Moving south through Arkansas, General Frederick Steele engages Confederate forces before being driven back to Little Rock
Arkansas
  Red River Campaign
April 9, 1864 Battle of Pleasant Hill

Retreating from the loss at Sabine Crossroads, Nathaniel Banks [US] is slammed by Richard Taylor [CS] early in the afternoon. In spite of initial Confederate success, Banks managed to organize a counterattack that turned the tide in favor of the Yankees.
Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
April 9, 1864 Ulysses S. Grant issues campaign orders. He tells George Meade [US], "Wherever Lee goes, you will go there." Similar orders are issued to William Tecumseh Sherman
  George Meade
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Ulysses S. Grant
April 9, 1865 After attempting to break-out of the Union envelopment, Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysess S. Grant at the home of Wilmer McLean in Appomattox Court House Virginia
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Robert E. Lee
  Appomattox (or Appomattox Court House)
  Battle of Appomattox
  Surrender At Appomattox
  George Armstrong Custer
  James Longstreet
  Edward O. C. Ord
April 9, 1866 Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson's veto of the Civil Rights Act
April 9, 1867 Senate ratifies treaty purchasing Alaska
April 9, 1949 Wilmer McLean House "Surrender House" at Appomattox Court House opens to the public.
  Appomattox (or Appomattox Court House)

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Battle of Fort Blakely Alabama
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Battle of Sabine Crossroads
Battle of Mansfield

General Richard Taylor [CS] defeats General Nathaniel Banks [US], halting his advance to Shreveport
Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
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