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August 9, 1842 Webster-Ashburton Treaty is signed. Under the agreement, the U.S. and Great Britain will cooperate in suppressing the slave trade.
  Daniel Webster
August 9, 1848
August 10, 1848
The Free-Soil party is formed by dissatisfied Democrats and former Liberty Party members at a convention in Buffalo, N. Y. with delegates from all free states and Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. They nominate Martin Van Buren for President and Charles Francis Adams for Vice-President.
  Free-Soil Party
  Charles Sumner
  Election of 1848
  Martin Van Buren
  Salmon P. Chase
August 9, 1862 Battle of Cedar Mountain [US]
Battle of Slaughter Mountain [CS]
Other names: Cedar Run, Cedar Run Mountain, Southwest Mountain

Stonewall Jackson [CS] defeats Nathaniel Banks [US].
Virginia
  A. P. Hill
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  Jubal Anderson Early
  Battle of Cedar Mountain
  Richard Ewell
  Army of Virginia
  Nathaniel Banks
August 9, 1864 Federals lay siege to Fort Morgan at Mobile Bay Alabama
  Battle of Mobile Bay
August 9, 1864 Explosion of an ordinance vessel rocks the wharves at City Point Virginia

Ongoing on this day:
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
April 12, 1861
May 10, 1865
The American Civil War
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August 3, 1864
August 23, 1864
Battle of Mobile Bay Alabama
  David Farragut
  Gordon Granger
  Battle of Mobile Bay
July 16, 1862
September 1, 1862
Northern Virginia Campaign - sometimes just called the Virginia Campaign. Virginia
  Northern Virginia Campaign
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