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December 10, 1832 Andrew Jackson issues a proclaimation calling the South Carolina nullification convention "impractical absurdity" South Carolina
December 10, 1850 Delegates to a convention in Milledgeville issue the "Georgia Platform" Georgia
  Georgia Platform
  Georgia Convention of 1850
December 10, 1861 John T. Ford leases the First Baptist Church on 10th St. in Washington and turns it into a theater. Built in 1833, the church had been vacant since 1859, when the church merged with the nearby Fourth Baptist Church.
  Ford's Theater
December 10, 1862 U. S. House passes a bill allowing the creation of the state of West Virginia West Virginia

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June 15, 1864
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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
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December 9, 1863
December 14, 1863
Battle of Bean's Station

Federal forces probe Longstreet's lines near his winter camp. After several days of heavy skirmishing, Longstreet struck the Union line on Dec. 14, driving Brigadier General James Shackleford back about 1.5 miles before he made a stand. Union forces withdrew that evening.
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  Siege of Knoxville
  James Longstreet
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