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December 18, 1816 [circa] Abraham Lincoln's family completes their move to Indiana (near Vincennes, where the Wabash River forms the border of Indiana and Illinois) Indiana
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  Abraham Lincoln
December 18, 1818 Missouri petitions the U. S. House to be admitted to the Union for the second time. Missouri
  Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)
December 18, 1832 James Buchanan negotiates a commerce treaty with Russia
  James Buchanan
December 18, 1860 Pro-Union Senator John Crittenden of Kentucky proposes the Crittenden Compromise, which allowed states south of the old Missouri Compromise line to determine for themselves whether they entered the Union slave or free.
  John Crittenden
December 18, 1862 Forrest's [CS] cavalry turns back a detachment of Union cavalry near Lexington.
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
December 18, 1862 In preparation for his assault on the Confederate fortress at Vicksburg, Ulysess S. Grant reorganizes his forces into 4 Corps (13th, 15th, 16th, 17th) under John A. McLernand, William T. Sherman, Stephen A. Hurlbut and James B. McPherson respectively
  First Vicksburg Campaign
  Ulysses S. Grant
  William Tecumseh Sherman
December 18, 1865 The 13th Amendment, which abolishes slavery except as a form of punishment, is proclaimed
  The Emancipation of Slaves

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
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May 10, 1865
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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
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