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The Civil War in Massachusetts
1855 Springfield Rifle
Nathaniel Banks
Joseph Hooker
November 13, 1814 Joseph Hooker born, Hadley Massachusetts
  Joseph Hooker
September 15, 1838 Frederick Douglass marries a free black woman from Baltimore, Anna Murray. They move to New Bedford Massachusetts
  Frederick Douglass
May 12, 1850 Fugitive slave Shadrach Minkins arrives in Boston Massachusetts
February 15, 1851 Shadrach Minkins is seized in Boston by slave hunters operating under the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act Massachusetts
February 18, 1851 At a hearing in Boston escaped slave Shadrach Minkins is taken from court by free blacks. He eventually showed up in Montreal, Canada, out of the reach of the slave hunters Massachusetts
January 15, 1857 Massachusetts holds a state disunion convention called by Thomas Higginson, Frank Bird, and Thomas Earle claiming that "...the Union was a failure as being a hopeless attempt to unite under one government two antagonistic systems of society which diverge more widely every year." Massachusetts
January 1, 1862 Minister to Great Britain John Slidell and Minister to France, James Mason are released from Fort Warren, Boston, Massachusetts and allowed to continue their journey, effectively ending the Trent Affair Massachusetts
  Trent Affair
October 13, 1865 Alexander Stephens is released from military prison in Boston, Massachusetts Massachusetts
  Alexander Stephens
March 20, 1867 Massachusetts ratifies the 14th Amendment Massachusetts
  14th Amendment

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