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February 22, 1847
February 23, 1847
Battle of Buena Vista (Mexican-American War)
  George Thomas
  Braxton Bragg
  Jefferson Davis
  Mexican American War
  Zachary Taylor
February 22, 1856 The first "national" meeting of the Republican Party is held in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
  Election of 1856
  Civil War Firsts
  Republican Party
February 22, 1856 The American National Convention in Philadelphia nominates Millard Fillmore for President Pennsylvania
  Millard Fillmore
  Election of 1856
February 22, 1861
February 23, 1861
Under the watchful eyes of Allan Pinkerton, Abraham Lincoln travels in secrecy to Washington, D. C. Pinkerton had been worried about the trip through Baltimore, Maryland, a Southern-leaning city Maryland
  Abraham Lincoln
  Washington D. C.
February 22, 1862 Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the first (and only) President of the Confederate States of America. Alexander Stephens is inaugurated Vice President.
  Alexander Stephens
  Jefferson Davis
February 22, 1864
February 26, 1864
Battle of Dalton (First Dalton)

General George Thomas [US] demonstrates against Joe Johnston's [CS] entrenched line
  Joseph E. Johnston
  George Thomas
February 22, 1864 Crisis in the Lincoln Administration over the Pomeroy Circular backing Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase as Republican candidate for President in the 1864 elections
  Abraham Lincoln
  Salmon P. Chase
February 22, 1864 Battle of Okolana

Other Names: Ivey's Farm, Ivey Hill

Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] defeats W. Sooy Smith [US], attempting to join Sherman's Meridian Campaign
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  Meridian Campaign
February 22, 1865 Following a bombardment by gunboats under the command of Rear Admiral David Porter, William T. Sherman captures Wilmington North Carolina
  David Porter
  William Tecumseh Sherman
February 22, 1865 General Robert E. Lee appoints Joe Johnston as commander of the only other effective fighting force in what remains of the Confederate States of America, in North Carolina North Carolina
  Robert E. Lee
  Joseph E. Johnston
February 22, 1865 Voters approve a new constitution, including the abolition of slavery, in Tennessee Tennessee

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
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