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October 28, 1835 Boston Riot - George Thompson, a noted British abolitionist came Boston, home of Lloyd Garrison's The Liberator. A pro-slavery mob broke up a meeting of the Female Anti-Slavery Society looking for Thompson. Instead, they found Garrison, dragging him through Boston. Garrison was rescued by the mayor.
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Battle of Wauhatchie

In a rare nighttime assault, James Longstreet [CS] battles John Geary [US] just west of Lookout Mountain
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October 28, 1863 General O. O. Howard reaches Brown's Ferry, Tennessee from Stevenson, AL, opening the famous Cracker Line Tennessee
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October 28, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman, in Gaylesville, AL, decides to return to his field headquarters in Kingston, GA. rather than pursue John Bell Hood into Alabama. Alabama
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