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June 1, 1806 John Buchanan Floyd born, Blacksburg, Virginia
  John Floyd
June 1, 1812 James Madison requests a declaration of War against Britain from the U. S. Congress. They begin meeting in private session.
  War of 1812
June 1, 1821 In the wake of the Missouri Compromise, Quaker Benjamin Lundy prepares to roll the press on a weekly publication, Genius of Universal Emancipation. It has a pro-abolition stance.
  Benjamin Lundy
  abolition
June 1, 1825 John Hunt Morgan born, Huntsville, Alabama Alabama
  John Hunt Morgan
June 1, 1830 Georgia declares that laws of the Cherokee Nation are null and void, violating the Treaty Clause of the Constitution. Georgia
June 1, 1852 Democratic Convention begins in Baltimore, Maryland. Four candidates, Lewis Cass, Stephen Douglas, William Marcy and James Buchanan struggle for philosophical control of the Democrat Party. On the 35th ballot the name of Franklin Pierce is added by the state of Virginia
  Stephen A. Douglas
  James Buchanan
  Election of 1852
  Franklin Pierce
  Democratic Party
June 1, 1862 Jefferson Davis replaces wounded Army of Northern Virginia commander Joseph E. Johnston with Robert E. Lee
  Robert E. Lee
  Joseph E. Johnston
  Jefferson Davis
  Army of Northern Virginia
June 1, 1862 Robert E. Lee issue the first orders bearing the name Army of Northern Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  Army of Northern Virginia
June 1, 1863 Ambrose Burnside orders the Chicago Times to close because of the paper's anti-Lincoln rhetoric. Illinois
  Ambrose Burnside
June 1, 1864 Skirmish at Allatoona Pass Georgia
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
June 1, 1864 Don Carlos Buell resigns his commission.
  Don Carlos Buell
June 1, 1868 James Buchanan dies, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  James Buchanan

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April 12, 1861
May 10, 1865
The American Civil War
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May 26, 1863
July 4, 1863
Siege of Vicksburg

Date of the start of siege varies from May 18 - May 26.
Mississippi
  Ulysses S. Grant
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  John A. McClernand
  James McPherson
May 27, 1863
July 9, 1863
Siege of Port Hudson

After attempting to storm the walls of Port Hudson, Nathaniel Banks digs in for a siege.
Louisiana
  Nathaniel Banks
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