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March 25, 1850 The original bills of the Compromise of 1850 are completed. They were written individually by Stephen Douglas
  Compromise of 1850
  Stephen A. Douglas
March 25, 1863 Ambrose Burnside ordered to command the Department of the Ohio
  Ambrose Burnside
March 25, 1865 Battle of Fort Stedman

Confederates break Union line at Petersburg

General John B. Gordon captured Fort Stedman, a Union outpost on the line around besieged Petersburg, eventually punching a hole 3/4 of mile wide. Confederate units then made a desperate attempt to hit the federal supply base at City Point. With overwhelming force the federal troops turned back the advance, recaptured the fort and retook the lines
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  Siege of Petersburg

Ongoing on this day:
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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
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May 10, 1865
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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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