U.S. Civil War History
1863 - Chief Justice Roger B. Taney issued ex parte Merryman to challenge the authority of Abraham Lincoln and the military to suspend the writ of habeas corpus in Maryland.
1863 - Nathaniel Banks' Union forces opened fire on Port Hudson with cannons and riverboats. The fort did not surrender until July 8th when Confederate General Franklin Gardner was convinced that further resistance was futile.
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