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March 7, 1827 Colonel Henry Leavenworth ordered west to establish a fort in the area of present-day Kansas Kansas
March 7, 1850 Daniel Webster rises in the Senate and supports Clay's Compromise of 1850. John C. Calhoun is listening.
  Compromise of 1850
  John C. Calhoun
  Henry Clay
March 7, 1861 Salmon P. Chase appointed Secretary of the Treasury
  Salmon P. Chase

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Siege of Petersburg 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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