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March 31, 1836 The Winchester and Potomac Railroad opens from Harpers Ferry to Winchester, Va. – a distance of 32 miles.
March 31, 1850 John C. Calhoun dies, Washington, D.C.
John C. Calhoun
March 31, 1858 The Church of Mormon begins issuing its "Move South" series of paper currency.
March 31, 1861 General John Bankhead Magruder reassigned from Arkansas to Texas.
March 31, 1865 Battle of White Oak Road
Siege of Petersburg
March 31, 1865 Battle of Dinwiddle Court House
In a tactical victory for the Confederates, George Pickett [CS] turns back Phil Sheridan cavalry and elements of the Fifth Corps.
Philip Sheridan Ongoing on this day: