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June 18, 1812 Congress (79-49 in the House, 19-13 in the Senate) declares war on the empire of Great Britain.
  War of 1812
June 18, 1860
June 23, 1860
The Democrats reconvene in Baltimore to select a nominee, but Douglas can't make the necessary 2/3 majority until the anti-Douglas delegates leave on June 22 and the floor rules are changed to require 2/3 vote of the members present. On June 23rd the Convention nominates Stephen Douglas and Herschal V. Johnson Maryland
  The Election of 1860
  1860 Democratic National Convention
  Stephen A. Douglas
  1860 Democratic Party Platform
  Democratic Party
June 18, 1862 6 members of Andrews Raiders are hung in Atlanta
  The Great Locomotive Chase
June 18, 1862 Union forces capture the Cumberland Gap Virginia
Kentucky
Tennessee
June 18, 1863 Major General John McClernand is relieved of command by Ulysses S. Grant for insubordination
  Ulysses S. Grant
  John A. McClernand
June 18, 1930 Appomattox declared a U. S. War Department Battlefield Site
  Appomattox (or Appomattox Court House)

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
  The Civil War
June 17, 1864
June 18, 1864
Battle of Richmond Turnpike Virginia
  Siege of Petersburg
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
June 17, 1856
June 19, 1856
Republican Convention nominates John C. Fremont for President.
  Election of 1856
  John C. Fremont
  Republican Party
June 17, 1864
June 18, 1864
Battle of Lynchburg Virginia
  John Breckinridge
  Rutherford B. Hayes
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