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May 14, 1832 Some militia under Col. Zachary Taylor attack Blackhawk Indians coming to discuss a truce. The Blackhawk kill 12 settlers.
  Zachary Taylor
May 14, 1863 Battle of Jackson

After a brief fight, McPherson and Sherman's corps take Jackson, driving Joe Johnston off.
Mississippi
  Joseph E. Johnston
  William Tecumseh Sherman
May 14, 1863
May 18, 1863
General Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and the Confederate Cabinet meet to discuss the "Summer Strategy" for 1863.
  The Gettysburg Campaign
May 14, 1865 President Johnson issues a conditional amnesty to all persons engaged in the late Rebellion

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May 19, 1864
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

Union 18,399
Confederate 9,000
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  Richard Ewell
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The First Wheeling Convention West Virginia
  First Wheeling Convention
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Battle of Resaca Georgia
  George Thomas
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Joseph E. Johnston
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  Leonidas Polk
  William Hardee
  James McPherson
May 9, 1864
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Sheridan's Raid on Richmond Virginia
  Sheridans Raid on Richmond
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