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February 12, 1866 The first formal observation of President Lincoln's birthday is held in Washington, D. C. President Andrew Johnson attends
  Washington D. C.
February 19, 1866 New Freedman's Bureau bill passed by Congress. President Andrew Johnson vetoes the bill that authorized military trial for those accused of "depriving Negroes of the Civil Rights" on the same day
March 15, 1866 Texas repeals the actions of the Secessionist Convention Texas
March 27, 1866 President Johnson vetos the Civil Rights Act of 1866 on the grounds that it was unconstitutional
April 2, 1866 The United States declares that a state of peace exists with Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Alabama
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April 7, 1866 Congress appropriates $100,000 to buy Ford's Theater. It will house the Army Medical Museum, the Office of the Surgeon General and War Department records until 1893
  Ford's Theater
April 9, 1866 Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson's veto of the Civil Rights Act
April 22, 1866 Cholera epidemic begins in New York when an infected passenger arrives in New York.
May 29, 1866 Winfield Scott dies, West Point, NY
June 13, 1866 Thirty-ninth Congress approves the 14th Amendment to the Constitution
  14th Amendment
  14th Amendment [Full Text]
June 25, 1866 Connecticut approves the 14th Amendment Connecticut
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July 6, 1866 New Hampshire ratifies the 14th Amendment New Hampshire
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July 16, 1866 Congress overrides Andrew Johnson's veto of the Freedman's Bureau bill
July 19, 1866 Tennessee ratifies the 14th Amendment. This quick ratification meant Tennessee would not suffer under 2nd Reconstruction Tennessee
  14th Amendment
July 25, 1866 Congress establishes "general of the armies" and Ulysses S. Grant is immediately promoted to 4-star general and put in this position. William Tecumseh Sherman assumes the rank of Lt. General.
  Ulysses S. Grant
  General-in-Chief, U. S. Army
  William Tecumseh Sherman
July 25, 1866 Congress creates the rank of Admiral. David Farragut is appointed to that rank
July 28, 1866 The U. S. Secret Service begins an investigation into the Ku Klux Klan
August 20, 1866 A proclaimation of peace with Texas is issued by United States President Andrew Johnson Texas
September 11, 1866 New Jersey ratifies the 14th Amendment New Jersey
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September 19, 1866 Oregon ratifies the 14th Amendment Oregon
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October 27, 1866 Texas rejects the 14th Amendment Texas
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October 30, 1866 Vermont ratifies the 14th Amendment Vermont
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November 9, 1866 Georgia rejects the 14th Amendment Georgia
  14th Amendment
December 14, 1866 North Carolina rejects the 14th Amendment North Carolina
  14th Amendment
December 16, 1866 A fire in the Philadelphia ship-yard accidently destroys a number of ships used during the Civil War
  USS New Ironsides
December 20, 1866 On the 6th anniversary of secession, South Carolina rejects the 14th Amendment South Carolina
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