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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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