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On this day in the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln orders the execution of 39 Indians as a result of the Indian uprisings in Minnesota during September.

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Fort Snelling, Minnesota

On this day in the Civil War, the U.S. Congress considers several bills which would abolish slavery particularly in the territory in rebellion.

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On this day in the Civil War, Senator John Breckenridge of Kentucky is expelled from his position by a vote of 36-0. Breckenridge joined the rebel army in November 1861.

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John Breckinridge

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On this day in the Civil War, Federal troops commanded by General Alvin Hovey seize Grenada, Mississippi.

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General Alvin Hovey

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On this day in the Civil War, General William Hardee temporarily takes command of the Confederate Army of Tennessee after General Braxton Bragg’s resignation.

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General William Hardee

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On this day in the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln gives his State of the Union message to congress.

Lincoln says, “We cannot escape history…in giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free.”

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