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1864 - Union hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was wounded at Petersburg, Virginia, while leading an attack against a Confederate position. His wound was pronounced fatal and Union General Ulysses S. Grant promoted him to brigadier general. However, he survived until 1914 when he died from an infection from the wound he suffered in Petersburg. General Ulysses S. Grant refrained from futher frontal assaults after the heavy losses the Union suffered on this day.

U.S. Civil War Quotes

"Be it remembered that on the fourth day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and in the Capitol of the State of Alabama, in the city of Montgomery, at the hour of noon, there assembled certain deputies and delegates from the several independent South State of North America..."
- From the official record when the Provisional Confederate Congerss convened on February 4, 1861.

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