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March 23, 1818 Don Carlos Buell born near Marietta, Ohio Ohio
  Don Carlos Buell
March 23, 1858 Free-stater convention convenes in Leavenworth, Kansas Kansas
  Kansas becomes a state
March 23, 1858 With Albert Sidney Johnston advancing on Salt Lake City, Brigham Young issues his "Sebastopol Policy," calling for Mormons to retreat from the advancing U. S. Army
  Utah War
March 23, 1858 Rather than rubber-stamp James Buchanan's desire to pass the Lecompton Constitution, the U. S. House votes to require resubmission after a vote.
  English Bill
March 23, 1862 John Parke [US] demands the surrender of Fort Macon on the coast of North Carolina. When the Confederates refuse, he lays siege to the fort North Carolina
March 23, 1862 Battle of Kernstown

In the first battle of the Shenandoah Campaign, Major General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson [CS] loses to Brig. General James Shields [US]
Virginia
  Stonewall Jackson
March 23, 1864 From Little Rock, federal troops under Frederick Steele moved south to join Nathaniel Banks Arkansas
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
March 23, 1864 Some congressmen request George Meade be removed as commander of the Army of the Potomac
  George Meade
  Army of the Potomac
March 23, 1865 Abraham Lincoln leaves Washington for Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters in City Point. Virginia
  Abraham Lincoln
March 23, 1867 Maryland rejects the 14th Amendment Maryland
  14th Amendment
March 23, 1867 Congress passes the 2nd Reconstruction Act over Andrew Johnson's veto

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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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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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