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November 7, 1837 Elijah P. Lovejoy, a Presbyterian minister who had established an abolition newspaper in Alton, Ill., was shot to death
November 7, 1848 Zachary Taylor (Whig) defeats Lewis Cass (Democrat) and Martin Van Buren (Freesoil) in the Presidential Election of 1848
Martin Van Buren
Election of 1848
November 7, 1857 The Lecompton (KS) Constitutional Convention adopts a pro-slavery constitution and approves a ratification election on December 21, 1857
November 7, 1861 Battle of Port Royal
Union naval forces under Flag Officer Samuel DuPont secure an inlet between Charleston and Savannah including the island of Hilton Head
November 7, 1861 Battle of Belmont
U. S. Grant [US] defeats Gideon Pillow [CS]. Grant's men are then routed by B. F. Cheatham [CS].
U. S. 607
C. S. 641
Ulysses S. Grant
Battle of Belmont
Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
November 7, 1862 Ambrose E. Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, relieving George B. McClellan
Army of the Potomac
November 7, 1862 Braxton Bragg reorganizes the Department of Mississippi, creating two corps, one under William Hardee and one under Leonidas Polk
November 7, 1863 Battle of Rappahanock Station
Battle of Kelly's Ford
George Meade, re-armed and re-supplied, crosses the Rappahannock and begins advancing on the Army of Northern Virginia. Although only two engagements were large enough to be called battles, heavy skirmishing marked the day.
November 7, 1863 Fort Sumter again falls under heavy shelling. It will last until November 10.
Siege of Charleston
November 7, 1865 Minnesota and Wisconsin hold votes for black state suffrage.
November 7, 1876 Republican candidates Rutherford B. Hayes and William Wheeler defeat Democratic candidates Samuel J. Tilden and Thomas Hendricks, although the results will not be known until much later.
Election of 1876
Rutherford B. Hayes
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