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June 12, 1852 On the 49th ballot, the Democratic Convention in Baltimore elects Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire Maryland
  Democratic Party
June 12, 1858 Brigham Young accepts a pardon for the people of the Utah Territory
  Utah War
June 12, 1862
June 15, 1862
J. E. B. Stuart "rides around the Union Army," raiding supplies and battling small groups of Yankess during the Peninsula Campaign. Virginia
  J. E. B. Stuart
  Peninsula Campaign
  Stuart's Ride Around McClellan
  John Mosby
June 12, 1864 Finally admitting defeat at Cold Harbor, Ulysses S. Grant begins crossing the James River Virginia
  Army of the Potomac
  Ulysses S. Grant

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May 26, 1863
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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
June 3, 1850
June 12, 1850
Nashville Convention - 9 slave states hold a convention to determine their best course of action if the Compromise of 1850 passes. Louisiana
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Alabama
  Compromise of 1850
  Nashville Convention of 1850 [Resolutions]
  Nashville Convention of 1850
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
June 11, 1861
June 25, 1861
First session of the Second Wheeling Convention West Virginia
  Second Wheeling Convention
June 11, 1864
June 12, 1864
Battle of Trevilian Station

Phil Sheridan strikes Fitzhugh Lee and Wade Hampton, trying to reach Hunter at Charlottesville. In spite of initial success, he is turned back.
Virginia
  George Armstrong Custer
  Philip Sheridan
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