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March 11, 1846 U. S. troops move into disputed land between Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers Texas
  Mexican American War
March 11, 1861 Braxton Bragg assumes command of Florida forces Florida
  Braxton Bragg
March 11, 1861 Confederate Congress at Montgomery adopts the Constitution unnanimously.
March 11, 1862 President Lincoln relieves George McClellan as General-in-Chief of the U. S. Army. He continues as commander of the Army of the Potomac
  General-in-Chief, U. S. Army
  George McClellan
  Abraham Lincoln
  Army of the Potomac
March 11, 1862 President Lincoln puts Henry Halleck in charge of all forces in the West. Lincoln also creates the Mountain Department, covering West Virginia and the mountainous area of Virginia. John Fremont is put in command.
  Henry Halleck
  John C. Fremont
March 11, 1862 For their disasterous performance at Fort Donelson, President Jefferson Davis relieves John Floyd and Gideon Pillow from command.
  John Floyd
  Gideon Pillow
  Jefferson Davis
March 11, 1863 Ulysses S. Grant renewed his efforts to reach Vicksburg when he tried to push gunboats past Fort Pemberton, near Greenwood. General W. W. Loring ("Old Blizzards") had built and manned the fort to prevent attacks of this nature. Mississippi
  Second Vicksburg Campaign
  Ulysses S. Grant
March 11, 1865 Sherman captures Fayetteville North Carolina
  William Tecumseh Sherman
March 11, 1868 Louisiana adopts a new state constitution outlawing segregation and incorporating the language of the 13th and 14th amendments.
March 11, 1868 4th Reconstruction Act passed by Congress. This changed the defination of majority from majority of all voters to majority of voters casting ballots in the election to approve or reject a state constitution. The bill also tried to counter the intimidation of the Ku Klux Klan.
March 11, 1874 Charles Sumner dies, Washington, D. C.

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
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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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