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The Civil War in Pennsylvania
Early action at Herbst Woods
Gettysburg Chronology, July 1, 1863
James Buchanan
Battle of Gettysburg
George Meade
September 11, 1786
September 14, 1786
The Annapolis Convention (in Maryland) backs calling a Constitutional Convention to begin in May, 1787 in Philadelphia Maryland
New Jersey
New York
April 23, 1791 James Buchanan born, Cove Gap near Mercersburg, Pennslyvania Pennsylvania
  James Buchanan
March 4, 1824 In Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Convention nominates Andy Jackson for President, and Calhoun for Vice-president. Calhoun subsequently withdraws from the race for President to run for Vice-President Pennsylvania
  Election of 1824
  John C. Calhoun
  Andrew Jackson
  Andrew Jackson
December 3, 1826 George McClellan born, Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  George McClellan
December 4, 1839
December 6, 1839
Whigs hold their national convention in Harrisburg and nominate William Henry Harrison of Ohio for President with 148 votes. Henry Clay received 90 and Winfield Scott had 16. John Tyler was unanimously selected as Harrison's Vice-President Pennsylvania
  Henry Clay
  Winfield Scott
  John Tyler
  William Henry Harrison
August 8, 1846 U. S. President James Polk requests 2 million dollars to purchase land from Mexico following the Mexican-American War. David Wilmot of Pennsylvania attaches the "Wilmot Proviso" to this bill. It passes in the House but is tabled in the Senate. Pennsylvania
  Wilmot Proviso
  Wilmot Proviso [full text]
  Causes of the Civil War
  James Polk
  John A. McClernand
  Stephen A. Douglas
June 7, 1848
June 9, 1848
Whigs meet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nominees included Zachary Taylor, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and Winfield Scott. Taylor wins the nomination on the fourth ballot Pennsylvania
  Daniel Webster
  Henry Clay
  Winfield Scott
  Zachary Taylor
  Election of 1848
August 11, 1852 Free-Soil Party convention is held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania
  Free-Soil Party
  Election of 1852
February 22, 1856 The first "national" meeting of the Republican Party is held in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
  Election of 1856
  Civil War Firsts
  Republican Party
February 22, 1856 The American National Convention in Philadelphia nominates Millard Fillmore for President Pennsylvania
  Millard Fillmore
  Election of 1856
August 20, 1859 John Brown meets with Frederick Douglass at Chambersburg Pennsylvania
  Frederick Douglass
  John Brown
November 13, 1861 Rev. M. R. Watkinson from Ridleyville writes Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase asking the motto "God, Liberty, Law" be added to all currency to " us openly under the Divine protection we have personally claimed" Pennsylvania
  In God We Trust
September 24, 1862 14 governors declare their support for the President and emancipation from a conference in Altoona, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
October 9, 1862
October 12, 1862
J. E. B. Stuart "rides around McClellan's Army" for a second time Maryland
  J. E. B. Stuart
April 14, 1863 Continuous roll printing press is developed by William Bullock in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
June 26, 1863 General Jubal Early [CS] passes through Gettysburg on his way to York. Pennsylvania
  Battle of Gettysburg
  The Gettysburg Campaign
July 1, 1863
July 3, 1863
Battle of Gettysburg

General Robert E. Lee [CS] advances into Pennsylvania where he meets George Meade [US]. First battling north of the city, by the second day Union forces had retreated south, forming a strong line as men arrived almost continuously. On the third day, the infamous Pickett's Charge marked the end of the Confederates hope for a victory

The bloodiest three days in American history
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  Robert E. Lee
  John Bell Hood
  James Longstreet
  George Meade
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Army of the Potomac
  J. E. B. Stuart
  Lafayette McLaws
  Winfield Scott Hancock
  George Armstrong Custer
  Battle of Gettysburg
  Richard Ewell
  George Pickett
  John Reynolds
  The Gettysburg Campaign
  Early action at Herbst Woods
  James Archer
  George Armstrong Custer
  Jubal Anderson Early
November 2, 1863 President Lincoln is invited to make a few remarks at the dedication of the National Cemetery in Gettysburg Pennsylvania
  Abraham Lincoln
November 18, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln, William Seward and Frank Blair, along with diplomats, foreign visitors, a military guard and a Marine band leave Washington D. C. on a "special" 4-car train organized by the B&O Railroad Pennsylvania
  Abraham Lincoln
  William Seward
November 19, 1863 At the dedication of the National Cemetery in Gettysburg President Lincoln delivers a two-minute speech. Immediately following the speech he calls it a "flat failure." The speech is known today as the Gettysburg Address Pennsylvania
  Gettysburg Address [Full Text]
  Abraham Lincoln
  Civil War National Cemeteries
January 12, 1867 Pennsylvania ratifies the 14th Amendment Pennsylvania
  14th Amendment
May 10, 1876 Centenial exhibit opens with remarks by President Ulysses S. Grant in Philadelphia Pennsylvania
  Ulysses S. Grant
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