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June 15, 1846 The Treaty of Washington (Oregon Treaty) is signed Oregon
June 15, 1858 Abraham Lincoln makes his "House Divided" speech before the Illinois Republican Convention to kick off his senatorial run against Stephen Douglas Illinois
  A House Divided [Full Text]
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Abraham Lincoln
  Republican Party
June 15, 1864
April 2, 1865
Siege of Petersburg Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Siege of Petersburg
June 15, 1864 Battle of Petersburg

William F. Smith [US] and Winfield Scott Hancock [US], with a combined army of nearly 30,000 men are held off by General P. G. T. Beauregard with about 4,000 men. Union force only gain Battery No. 5 and about a mile of the Dimmock Line
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Siege of Petersburg
  Robert E. Lee
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Winfield Scott Hancock
  William Farrar Smith
June 15, 1864 General Sherman, learning of the defeat at Brice's Crossroads, writes Edwin Stanton "But Forrest is the very devil, ...There never will be peace in Tennessee till Forrest is dead."
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  Brice's Crossroads
  William Tecumseh Sherman

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April 12, 1861
May 10, 1865
The American Civil War
  The Civil War
May 26, 1863
July 4, 1863
Siege of Vicksburg

Date of the start of siege varies from May 18 - May 26.
  Ulysses S. Grant
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  John A. McClernand
  James McPherson
May 27, 1863
July 9, 1863
Siege of Port Hudson

After attempting to storm the walls of Port Hudson, Nathaniel Banks digs in for a siege.
  Nathaniel Banks
June 13, 1863
June 15, 1863
Battle of Winchester

Ordered to withdraw because of the approach of the Army of Northern Virginia, Major General Robert Milroy [US] tried to hold his position in Winchester. By afternoon on the 14th, he realized his mistake and decided to withdraw that evening. Dick Ewell [CS] ordered a division to camp north of the town to prevent such a move and Milroy found himself trapped. Confederates captured or killed the 6000 men in the city.
  Richard Ewell
  The Gettysburg Campaign
  Army of Northern Virginia
June 11, 1861
June 25, 1861
First session of the Second Wheeling Convention West Virginia
  Second Wheeling Convention
June 12, 1862
June 15, 1862
J. E. B. Stuart "rides around the Union Army," raiding supplies and battling small groups of Yankess during the Peninsula Campaign. Virginia
  J. E. B. Stuart
  Peninsula Campaign
  Stuart's Ride Around McClellan
  John Mosby
June 14, 1876
June 16, 1876
The three-day Republican Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio (Hayes home state) shifted its support from front runner James Blaine to Rutherford B. Hayes on the second ballot. Ohio
  Election of 1876
  Rutherford B. Hayes
  Republican Party
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