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May 10, 1837 New York City banks suspend hard currency payments because of depleted reserves. The "Panic of 1837" that occurred today results in a 6-year depression New York
  Specie Circular
  Panic of 1837
May 10, 1861 Nathaniel Lyons [US] takes control of St. Louis to end rioting, seizing Camp Jackson (Confederate militia) and 1200 1855 Springfield Rifles Missouri
  1855 Springfield Rifle
May 10, 1862 Federal mortar boats, shelling Fort Pillow, are attacked by a makeshift Confederate fleet. The U. S. responds in force, with ironclads. Although the 8 Confederate boats manage to sink 2 ironclads (the Cincinnati and Mound City) the battle of Plum Run Bend or Plum Point ended when the Rebels withdrew to Fort Pillow Tennessee
May 10, 1862 Confederates destroy Naval Base at Pensacola Florida
May 10, 1863 Stonewall Jackson dies at a field hospital near Guiney Station, VA, Virginia
  Stonewall Jackson
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
May 10, 1865 President Jefferson Davis is captured near Irwinville Georgia
  Jefferson Davis
May 10, 1865 President Johnson declares armed resistance at an end
  Andrew Johnson
  The Civil War
May 10, 1865 The CSS Imogene becomes the last known ship to sucessfully run the naval blockade
May 10, 1876 Centenial exhibit opens with remarks by President Ulysses S. Grant in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  Ulysses S. Grant

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Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

In an inconclusive battle, General Ulysses S. Grant [US] and Robert E. Lee [CS] battle for days southwest of Fredericksburg

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