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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for 1847

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January 7, 1847 James Birney lets The Philanthropist move to Washington D. C. It is renamed the National Era
  James Birney
  Washington D. C.
February 1, 1847 Jones v. Van Zandt is argued before the Supreme Court
  Jones v. Van Zandt
  William Seward
February 2, 1847 The Three Million Dollar Bill, wanted by President James Polk to pay for land taken from Mexico during the Mexican American War, is brought before the House of Representatives
  Wilmot Proviso
  Wilmot Proviso [full text]
February 15, 1847 Hannibal Hamlin offers the Wilmot Proviso to Polk's Three Million Dollar Bill
  Wilmot Proviso
February 22, 1847
February 23, 1847
Battle of Buena Vista (Mexican-American War)
  George Thomas
  Braxton Bragg
  Jefferson Davis
  Mexican American War
  Zachary Taylor
March 5, 1847 In Jones v. VanZandt, the Taney Supreme Court decided Congress has the power to control slavery
  Jones v. Van Zandt
  Roger B. Taney
March 9, 1847 U. S. Marines under the command of Winfield Scott begin the largest amphibious landing in the history of the United States at the time near the Mexican city of Vera Cruz.
  Mexican American War
  Winfield Scott
March 29, 1847 U. S. forces occupy Vera Cruz
  Mexican American War
  Winfield Scott
April 18, 1847 Battle of Cerro Gordo
  George McClellan
  Mexican American War
May 22, 1847 Skilled white workers at Tredegar Iron Mill in Richmond, VA, tell Joseph Anderson they intend to strike if slaves are used in puddling operations Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
May 26, 1847 Joseph Anderson fires skilled white workers who protest the use of slaves in some jobs at the Tredegar Iron Mill Virginia
September 14, 1847 General Winfield Scott effectively ends the fighting in the Mexican-American War by capturing Mexico City, capitol of Mexico.
  Winfield Scott
  Mexican American War
October 13, 1847 Aztec Club founded by officers who fought in the Mexican-American War
  Joseph Hooker
  John Magruder
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Robert E. Lee
  Joseph E. Johnston
  George McClellan
  Richard Ewell
December 3, 1847 First edition of the North Star rolls off the press. This Abolitionist newspaper was published by former slave Frederick Douglass
  Frederick Douglass
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