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July 16, 1862
September 1, 1862
Northern Virginia Campaign - sometimes just called the Virginia Campaign. Virginia
  Northern Virginia Campaign
July 16, 1862 We are coming, Father Abraham, Three Hundred Thousand More appears in the Saturday Evening Post. Written by James Sloan, the marching song was intended to help raise volunteers following Lincoln's request to Congress that it increase the size of the army to 500,000 men
July 16, 1862 John Hunt Morgan wires Kirby Smith "Lexington and Frankfurt ... are garrisoned with Home Guard. The bridges between Cincinnati and Lexington have been destroyed. The whole country can be secured and 25,000 to 30,000 men with join you at once. Kentucky
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  John Hunt Morgan
  E. Kirby Smith
July 16, 1864 General Jubal Early [CS] leaves Leesburg and heads west to the Shenandoah Valley.
  Jubal Early's Raid on Washington D. C.
July 16, 1866 Congress overrides Andrew Johnson's veto of the Freedman's Bureau bill

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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
July 5, 1859
July 29, 1859
The 4th Constitutional Convention, Wyandotte, Kansas Kansas
  Bleeding Kansas
  Kansas becomes a state
July 9, 1863
July 16, 1863
Battle of Jackson Mississippi
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Joseph E. Johnston
July 13, 1863
July 16, 1863
Draft riots, New York City New York
  New York City draft riots
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