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June 17, 1856
June 19, 1856
Republican Convention nominates John C. Fremont for President.
  Election of 1856
  John C. Fremont
  Republican Party
June 17, 1861 Nathaniel Lyons captures Boonville Missouri
June 17, 1862 Battle of St. Charles
Battle of White River
Arkansas
June 17, 1862 Congress frees all slaves in territories of the United States
June 17, 1862 The commands of John C. Fremont [US] and Nathanael Banks [US] are consolidated under John Pope [US]. Fremont resigns.
  John Pope
  Army of Virginia
  Nathaniel Banks
June 17, 1862 Braxton Bragg assumes command of the Army of Mississippi, relieving P. G. T. Beauregard Mississippi
  Braxton Bragg
  P. G. T. Beauregard
June 17, 1863 The CSS Atlanta, an ironclad in Warsaw Inlet, engages the USS Weehawken and USS Nahant before surrendering Georgia
June 17, 1864
June 18, 1864
Battle of Richmond Turnpike Virginia
  Siege of Petersburg
June 17, 1864
June 18, 1864
Battle of Lynchburg Virginia
  John Breckinridge
  Rutherford B. Hayes
June 17, 1865 Fire-eater Edmund Ruffin dies of his own hand at his plantation Redmoor, Amelia County, Virginia
  Edmund Ruffin

Ongoing on this day:
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
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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
June 11, 1861
June 25, 1861
First session of the Second Wheeling Convention West Virginia
  Second Wheeling Convention
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