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August 28, 1861 Ulysses S. Grant is given command of federal forces in Southern Illinois and Southeastern Missouri Missouri
Illinois
  Ulysses S. Grant
August 28, 1862 Federal Bureau of Printing and Engraving begins operations.
August 28, 1862 Battle of Groveton
Battle of Brawner's Farm

Stonewall Jackson [CS] engages Rufus King [US] near Manassas after eluding John Pope [US].
Virginia
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  Stonewall Jackson
  John Pope
  Second Manassas - Second Bull Run
  Richard Ewell
  Army of Virginia
August 28, 1862 Braxton Bragg [CS] leaves from north of Chattanooga, heading to join Kirby Smith in Kentucky Tennessee
  Braxton Bragg
  Army of Tennessee
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Army of Mississippi
August 28, 1862 Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet arrive at Manassas from the peninsula Virginia
  James Longstreet
  Robert E. Lee
August 28, 1864 Almost 60,000 Union troops are moving south, west of Atlanta to Jonesboro, Georgia, trying to outflank John Bell Hood and cut the Macon and Western Railroad

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June 15, 1864
April 2, 1865
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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May 10, 1865
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September 1, 1862
Northern Virginia Campaign - sometimes just called the Virginia Campaign. Virginia
  Northern Virginia Campaign
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