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December 11, 1816 Indiana admitted to the United States (Free State) Indiana
December 11, 1848 Stephen Douglas introduces a bill in the Senate calling for the formation of the Mexican cessions into a single state.
  Stephen A. Douglas
December 11, 1860 Under orders from Secretary of War John Floyd, General Don Carlos Buell visits Robert Anderson at Fort Sumter. Buell tells Anderson he may occupy any fort that he wants to if he is attacked or feels he is about to be attacked.
  Don Carlos Buell
  Fort Sumter
  Robert Anderson
  Special Memorandum to Robert Anderson, December 11, 1860
  John Floyd
December 11, 1862 One of the most controversial orders of the Civil War is issued by Ulysses S. Grant -- Special Order 11, expelling Jews from his department.
  Ulysses S. Grant
December 11, 1862 Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] leaves Columbia, Tennessee in an attempt to disrupt Ulysses S. Grant's line of communication in the advance on Vicksburg
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  First Vicksburg Campaign
  Ulysses S. Grant
December 11, 1862 Federal forces occupy the city of Fredericksburg Virginia
  Fredericksburg
December 11, 1862
December 20, 1862
Commonly known as the Goldsboro Expedition, the Union Army in North Carolina under John G. Foster pushes into the state in an attempt to sever railroad supply lines to Virginia. North Carolina

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
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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.
Tennessee
  Siege of Knoxville
  James Longstreet
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