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February 15, 1815 Word reaches America that the Treaty of Ghent has been signed, ending the War of 1812
February 15, 1817 [circa] Frederick Douglass born near Easton, Talbot County (may be 1818) Maryland
  Frederick Douglass
February 15, 1847 Hannibal Hamlin offers the Wilmot Proviso to Polk's Three Million Dollar Bill
  Wilmot Proviso
February 15, 1851 Shadrach Minkins is seized in Boston by slave hunters operating under the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act Massachusetts
February 15, 1855 Congress approves the rank of Lieutenant General by brevet. It is immediately conferred on Winfield Scott
  Winfield Scott
February 15, 1861 Provisional Confederate Congress votes to take Ft. Sumter and Ft. Pickens (FL) by force if necessary
  Convention of Seceding States
  Fort Sumter
February 15, 1861 Delegates from Texas arrive at the Convention of Seceding States Texas
February 15, 1869 Charges of treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped, based on the general amnesty granted by President Johnson on Christmas
  Jefferson Davis
February 15, 1869 Indictments against eighteen general officers of the Confederacy and nineteen other persons were dismissed.

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
  The Civil War
February 4, 1861
February 27, 1861
Washington Peace Conference (also called Convention or Congress)
  Felix Zollicoffer
  Salmon P. Chase
  John Tyler
  Washington Peace Convention
February 13, 1862
February 16, 1862
Battle of Ft. Donelson

General Ulysses S. Grant demands the unconditional surrender of the garrison from an old friend, Simon Bolivar Buckner
Tennessee
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  John Floyd
  John A. McClernand
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  Gideon Pillow
  Lew Wallace
  Army of the Tennessee
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
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