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February 5, 1861 "Fort Sumter will not be surrendered" came from various people in the Buchanan Administration in response to a demand for surrender from South Carolina
  Fort Sumter
February 5, 1863 General Joseph Hooker reorganizes the Army of the Potomac appointing J. F. Reynolds, Darius Couch, Dan Sickles, George Meade, John Sedgwick, W. F. Smith, Franz Sigel and Henry Slocum in command of individual corps. George Stoneman is named his cavalry chief. Smith's Ninth Corps is assigned to Newport News to increase pressure on Richmond
  Joseph Hooker
  George Meade
  Army of the Potomac
  William Farrar Smith
  John Sedgwick
February 5, 1864 Sherman enters Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Meridian Campaign
February 5, 1865 Battle of Hatchers Run (Petersburg) Virginia
February 5, 1969 First performance at Ford's Theater in over a hundred years
  Ford's Theater

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
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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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