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May 19, 1828 Congress passes the Tariff Act of 1828, known in the South as the Tariff of Abominations. It specifically targets textiles.
May 19, 1856 Charles Sumner begins his "Crime against Kansas" speech, which concludes tomorrow Kansas
  Bleeding Kansas
  Sumner and Brooks
  Preston S. Brooks
  Charles Sumner
  Kansas becomes a state
May 19, 1862 Lincoln rescinds David Hunter's emancipation of the slaves in his department and uses the opportunity to call for a gradual emancipation
  Abraham Lincoln
  The Emancipation of Slaves
May 19, 1863 General Ulysses S. Grant [US] makes contact with Rear Admiral David Porter, sailing north from New Orleans with supplies Mississippi
  Ulysses S. Grant
  David Porter
  Second Vicksburg Campaign
May 19, 1863 William Tecumseh Sherman [US] launches a full scale frontal assault against Rebel lines in Vicksburg. He is repulsed with heavy losses, especially near the Stockade Redan Mississippi
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Battle of Vicksburg
  Army of the Tennessee
May 19, 1864 Congress passes legislation creating the Official Records.
  Official Records

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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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