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May 31, 1861 P. G. T. Beauregard ordered to assume command of the Alexandria Line Virginia
  Army of Northern Virginia
May 31, 1862
June 1, 1862
Battle of Seven Pines [US]
Battle of Fair Oaks [CS]
Virginia
  Joseph E. Johnston
  George McClellan
  Peninsula Campaign
  Battle of Fair Oaks - Seven Pines
  James Longstreet
  Edwin Vose Sumner
  John B. Gordon
  Oliver O. Howard
  Daniel Harvey Hill
  Benjamin Huger
  John Sedgwick
  Samuel Garland
  Darius Couch
May 31, 1862 Joseph E. Johnston severly wounded during the Battle of Fair Oaks Virginia
  Joseph E. Johnston
May 31, 1864
June 12, 1864
Battle of Cold Harbor

Robert E. Lee [CS] defeats General Ulysses S. Grant [US] and General George Meade [US]
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  Army of Northern Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  George Meade
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Gouverneur K. Warren
May 31, 1864 A small convention in Cleveland of Republican abolitionists unhappy with Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and other things, nominates John C. Fremont for president. Ohio
  John C. Fremont
  Election of 1864
  Republican Party
May 31, 1876 Appearing before a House committee, James Mulligan, a bookkeeper for the defunct railroad that Presidential contender James Blaine sold bonds for, reveals he has letters implicating Blaine in the scheme. Following the testimony, Blaine forces Mulligan to give him the letters.
  Election of 1876

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