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March 2, 1807 Congress bans the importation of slaves beginning January 1, 1808
March 2, 1833 Congress passes the Tariff Act of 1833, sometimes called the Compromise Tariff, proposed by Henry Clay and calling for the gradual reduction of tariffs to the 1816 levels, ending the Nullification Crisis
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March 2, 1860 Classes begin at the Seminary of Higher Learning at Pineville
William Tecumseh Sherman
March 2, 1861 The U. S. Congress passes a proposed 13th Amendment stating that the Congress will not abolish or interfer with slavery where it exists. The amendment is never ratified.
The Emancipation of Slaves
March 2, 1861 Texas Secessionist Convention reconvenes
March 2, 1861 Congress passes the Morrill Tariff Bill.
March 2, 1861 Congress adopts a proposed 13th Amendment, making it illegal to interfer with the "domestic institutions" of the states
Proposed 13th Amendment
March 2, 1862 Leonidas Polk completes his withdrawal from Columbus. He moves south to New Madrid, Missouri.
March 2, 1863 Congress rejects a call by President Lincoln to adopt a standard railroad gauge of 5 feet and adopts the 4 foot, 8 and one-half inches gauge. It is sometimes called the Congressional gauge.
March 2, 1864 Fitzhugh Lee [CS] traps Ulric Dalhgreen's cavalry following a raid on Richmond, killing Dahlgreen and 109 of his men.
March 2, 1864 U. S. Senate confirms Ulysses S. Grant as Lieutenant General
Ulysses S. Grant
March 2, 1865 Battle of Waynesborough
George Armstrong Custer [US] defeats Jubal Early [CS]
George Armstrong Custer
Jubal Anderson Early
March 2, 1865 Robert E. Lee sends a message to Ulysess S. Grant asking for a conference to "iron out differences" between the North and the South.
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant
March 2, 1867 Federal army restores military rule to Mississippi (2nd Reconstruction).
March 2, 1867 Congress passes the Tenure of Office Act, denying the right of the President to remove officials who had been appointed with the consent of Congress.
March 2, 1894 Jubal Early dies, Lynchburg, Virginia
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