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March 1, 1781 Articles of Confederation approved by all 13 states
March 1, 1784 Congress accepts the cession of western lands from the state of Virginia.
March 1, 1820 Missouri Compromise moves out of conference committee and to the floor of the House and Senate for debate. Maine
Missouri
  Missouri Compromise (Compromise of 1820)
March 1, 1841 Joseph R. Anderson hired as commercial agent for Tredegar Iron Works
March 1, 1861 P. G. T. Beauregard appointed Brigadier General [CS] Louisiana
  P. G. T. Beauregard
March 1, 1861 Jefferson Davis orders General P. G. T. Beauregard to Charleston South Carolina
  Jefferson Davis
  Fort Sumter
March 1, 1861 Texas accepted as a state by the provisional government of the Confederate States of America Texas
March 1, 1861 The U. S. Congress rejects the Washington Peace Conference proposals
  Washington Peace Convention
March 1, 1864 Custis Lee, son of Robert E. Lee, turns back a force of 500 cavalry under Ulric Dahlgreen, 2 miles west of Richmond. General Judson Kilpatrick had called off a planned assault earlier in the day. Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
March 1, 1867 Nebraska becomes a state
March 1, 1875 Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1875

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June 15, 1864
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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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February 28, 1862
April 8, 1862
The Battle of New Madrid / Island No. 10

After withdrawing from New Madrid Confederates control Island No. 10, blocking shipping on the Mississippi. Over 5,000 Confederate soldiers on the island surrender to Major General John Pope on April 8.
  John Pope
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