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January 11, 1812 The Giles Bill is signed into law. It increases the sized of the Army and Navy to 25,000 men.
War of 1812
January 11, 1832 During a regular session of the Virginia legislature, a two week debate began on the abolition of slavery. Pro-abolition forces suffered because they could not agree on a plan for gradual abolition
January 11, 1861 Alabama secedes from the Union
Confederate Order of Secession
Alabama Ordinance of Secession
January 11, 1861 South Carolina demands the surrender of Fort Sumter. Major Anderson refuses.
January 11, 1861 Federal soldiers seize buildings in St. Louis to prevent them from falling into Rebel hands
January 11, 1862 Simon Cameron resigns as Secretary of War
January 11, 1864 The 13th Amendment (ending slavery) to the Constitution is proposed by Senator John B. Henderson of Missouri.
The Emancipation of Slaves
January 11, 1867 Kansas ratifies the 14th Amendment
January 11, 1893 Benjamin Butler dies, Washington, D. C.
Benjamin Butler Ongoing on this day:
June 15, 1864 April 2, 1865 Siege of Petersburg
Robert E. Lee
P. G. T. Beauregard
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Ulysses S. Grant
Siege of Petersburg
April 12, 1861 May 10, 1865 The American Civil War
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January 10, 1863 January 11, 1863 Battle of Arkansas Post
Battle of Fort Hindman
General John McClernand [US] defeats Brigadier General T. J. Churchill [CS] at Fort Hindman or Arkansas Post. Defending the outpost on the Arkansas River, 5,000 Confederates are surrounded by a force of 50,000 Union troops, and a U. S. Naval squadron under the command of Admiral David Porter. The Navy silenced the Confederate artillery and McClernand attacked, gaining the outer walls. The Confederates then surrendered.
John A. McClernand
First Vicksburg Campaign
William Tecumseh Sherman Yesterday Tomorrow