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March 24, 1856 President Franklin Pierce sends all "...documents touching the affairs of the Territory of Kansas" between the dates of January 1, 1855 and June 30, 1855 to the House of Representatives to comply with an earlier request Kansas
  Kansas becomes a state
  Franklin Pierce
March 24, 1862 Albert Sidney Johnston's Army arrives at Corinth from Murfreesboro, Tennessee Mississippi
  Albert Sidney Johnston
  Battle of Shiloh
March 24, 1863 A small skirmish at Black Bayou marked the end of General William Tecumseh Sherman's attempt to find an unguarded water route into Vicksburg. Mississippi
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Second Vicksburg Campaign
March 24, 1864 Nathan Bedford Forrest seizes Union City Tennessee
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
March 24, 1868 Following the ratification of the 14th Amendment, the New Jersey legislature voted through a resolution of rescission. Governor Marcus L. Ward then vetoed the recission. On this date, New Jersey readopted the recission over the governor's veto New Jersey
  14th Amendment

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Siege of Petersburg Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
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  Army of Northern Virginia
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  Siege of Petersburg
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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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