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November 8, 1836 Democrat Martin van Buren defeats Whigs William Henry Harrison, Hugh Lawson White, and Daniel Webster to become President
Martin Van Buren
Election of 1836
November 8, 1861 Battle of Ivy Mountain
Bull Nelson [US] defeats Capt. Andrew Jackson [CS] in early Kentucky battle. Additional action near Pikeville the following day.
William 'Bull' Nelson
November 8, 1861 November 10, 1861 With the approach of a significant Union force in Kentucky, Unionists in East Tennessee revolted, burning railroad bridges to delay a Rebel advance.
November 8, 1861 British mail packet Trent, carrying James M. Mason and John Slidell, Confederate commissioners to London and Paris, is halted in the Bahama Channel by the U.S. warship
November 8, 1862 Benjamin Butler [US] is relieved of duty in New Orleans because of his total disregard of the civilian population. Nathaniel Banks is chosen to replace him. Butler closes all breweries and distilleries to retaliate against civilians
November 8, 1863 Bragg appoints Major General John Breckinridge to command Harvey Hill's corps.
November 8, 1864 Republican Abraham Lincoln defeats Democrat George McClellan to serve a second term as President of the United States. Andrew Johnson, a unionist from Tennessee is his Vice President
Election of 1864
November 8, 1876 A train carrying votes from the Florida Presidential election is derailed.
Election of 1876 Ongoing on this day: