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March 30, 1842 Whigs pass the Tariff of 1842 as the Compromise Tariff of 1833 expires
March 30, 1855 Kansas elects its first territorial legislature. Pro-slavery Missourians cross the border into Kansas to vote against Freestate candidates Kansas
  Kansas becomes a state
March 30, 1862 B&O reopens following six months of Confederate control in Maryland and West Virginia
  Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
March 30, 1865 As Ulysses S. Grant extends his lines east of Richmond, Phil Sheridan's cavalry, along with some infantry support, come in contact with the Confederate right flank at Dinwiddie Court House.
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Philip Sheridan
March 30, 1867 William P. Seward signs a treaty with Russia buying Alaska for 2 cents an acre. Democrats called it "Seward's Folly"
March 30, 1870 President Grant approves Texas congressional representation once the decree has been announced Texas
  Ulysses S. Grant
March 30, 1870 15th Amendment to the Constitution is adopted. It states that no state shall deprive any citizen of the right to vote because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

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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
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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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