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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.
June 8, 1861 By a vote of 108,339 to 47,233, Tennessee decides to secede from the United States
Tennessee Ordinance of Secession
Confederate Order of Secession
June 8, 1861 Virginia turns its state militia over to the Confederate States of America
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].
John C. Fremont
June 8, 1864 The Republican National Convention nominates Abraham Lincoln to run for President and Andrew Johnson to run for Vice-President
Election of 1864
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
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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.
Ulysses S. Grant
William Tecumseh Sherman
John A. McClernand
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.
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.
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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
Election of 1848 Yesterday Tomorrow