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Lee, King fought opposite battles, lawmaker says

February 10, 2015

With the failure of a bill seeking separation of Robert E. Lee Day from Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Arkansas remains one of three states, along with Mississippi and Alabama, to honor the two men jointly. 72 more words

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February 23, 1865

On this day in the Civil War, fighting erupts in South Carolina between parts of Sherman’s army and Confederate troops.

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February 21, 1865

On this day in the Civil War, the Confederate Senate votes to postpone the consideration of a House bill authorizing the arming of slaves.

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February 19, 1861

On this day in the Civil War, President-elect Lincoln arrives in the city of New York, a crowd of around 500,000 is there to greet him. 9 more words

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February 18, 1863

On this day in the Civil War, the Army of Northern Virginia sends several divisions of Confederate troops from Fredricksburg, Virginia to an area near Richmond, their job is to protect the Southern capital from attack. 9 more words

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February 17, 1864

On this day in the Civil War, a watchman on the USS Housatonic,¬†a blockade ship patrolling in Charleston Harbor,¬†sees something in the water making its way toward the ship, it turns out to be the Confederate semi-submersible ship… 27 more words

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February 16, 1862

On this day in the Civil War, General U.S. Grant issues his terms for the disposition of Fort Donelson: “No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. 33 more words

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