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June 8, 1829 Jackson supporters Isaac Hill and Levi Woodbury ask that the manager of the 2nd National Bank of the United States in Portsmouth, NH, be removed because he is a Whig. Bank President Nicholas Biddle refuses.
  Andrew Jackson
June 8, 1861 By a vote of 108,339 to 47,233, Tennessee decides to secede from the United States Tennessee
  Tennessee Ordinance of Secession
  Confederate Order of Secession
June 8, 1861 Virginia turns its state militia over to the Confederate States of America Virginia
June 8, 1862 Battle of Cross Keys
Battle of Union Church

While Robert Ewell [CS] defeated John Fremont [US], Stonewall Jackson guarded Ewell's rear against an attack by James Shields [US].
Virginia
  John C. Fremont
  Stonewall Jackson
June 8, 1864 The Republican National Convention nominates Abraham Lincoln to run for President and Andrew Johnson to run for Vice-President Maryland
  Election of 1864
  Abraham Lincoln
  Republican Party
June 8, 1864 President Lincoln, nominated for a second term, calls for an amendment abolishing slavery
  Election of 1864
June 8, 1864 Congress forbids the private minting of gold coins

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April 12, 1861
May 10, 1865
The American Civil War
  The Civil War
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 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
Arkansas
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Alabama
  Compromise of 1850
  Nashville Convention of 1850 [Resolutions]
  Nashville Convention of 1850
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
June 7, 1848
June 9, 1848
Whigs meet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nominees included Zachary Taylor, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and Winfield Scott. Taylor wins the nomination on the fourth ballot Pennsylvania
  Daniel Webster
  Henry Clay
  Winfield Scott
  Zachary Taylor
  Election of 1848
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