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February 9, 1823 Nicholas Biddle becomes president of the second Bank of the United States
February 9, 1825 U. S. House elects John Quincy Adams President of the United States
  Election of 1824
  John Quincy Adams
February 9, 1861 After privately considering William Yancey, Howell Cobb, Robert Toombs, Alexander Stephens, and Robert Barnwell Rhett for President of the Confederate States of America, the Convention settles on Jefferson Davis. They select Alexander Stephens, both pro-Union and a friend of Abraham Lincoln, as vice-president
  Jefferson Davis
  Alexander Stephens
  Convention of Seceding States
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
  Robert Toombs
February 9, 1861 In a blow to the newly formed Confederacy, Tennessee voters reject the call for a secessionist convention, 68,262 to 59,499. Tennessee
February 9, 1862 Union Brigadier General Charles Stone arrested and taken to Fort Lafayette, New York and placed in solitary confinement. He was not told the reason for his confinement
February 9, 1864 109 Union officers led by Colonel Thomas Rose escape from Libby Prison on the banks of the James River in Richmond. 59 reach Union lines Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
February 9, 1864 Major General John Schofield [US] assumes command of the Department of the Ohio
February 9, 1870 The U. S. Weather Bureau is created as a direct result of the Civil War. Generals wanted accurate weather forecasts for battles. At first the Weather Bureau exists as part of the Signal Corps

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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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