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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
  abolition
November 7, 1848 Zachary Taylor (Whig) defeats Lewis Cass (Democrat) and Martin Van Buren (Freesoil) in the Presidential Election of 1848
  Zachary Taylor
  Martin Van Buren
  Election of 1848
  Democratic Party
November 7, 1857 The Lecompton (KS) Constitutional Convention adopts a pro-slavery constitution and approves a ratification election on December 21, 1857 Kansas
  Lecompton Constitution
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
South Carolina
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].

Losses:
U. S. 607
C. S. 641
Missouri
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Gideon Pillow
  Battle of Belmont
  Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
  Leonidas Polk
November 7, 1862 Ambrose E. Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, relieving George B. McClellan
  George McClellan
  Army of the Potomac
  Ambrose Burnside
November 7, 1862 Braxton Bragg reorganizes the Department of Mississippi, creating two corps, one under William Hardee and one under Leonidas Polk
  Braxton Bragg
  Leonidas Polk
  William Hardee
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.
Virginia
  George Meade
November 7, 1863 Fort Sumter again falls under heavy shelling. It will last until November 10. South Carolina
  Siege of Charleston
November 7, 1865 Minnesota and Wisconsin hold votes for black state suffrage.

Minnesota:
For 12,170,
Against 14,840,

Wisconsin:
For: 46,388
Against: 55,591
Wisconsin
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
  Republican Party
  Democratic Party

Ongoing on this day:
June 15, 1864
April 2, 1865
Siege of Petersburg Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Siege of Petersburg
April 12, 1861
May 10, 1865
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