U.S. Civil War History
1862 - Union General John Dix and Confederate General Daniel H. Hill reached an agreement to exchange prisoners. Under the Dix-Hill cartel each soldier was assigned a value based on their rank.
1863 - Union Colonel Strong Vincent was mortally wounded at Little Round Top. He died on July 7 from his wounds.
1863 - In Burkesville, Kentucky, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan began the last of his four raids into Union-held territory. Morgan surrendered on July 26.
1864 - Confederate General Joseph Johnston vacated his Kennesaw Mountain lines and retreated toward Atlanta.
1864 - The U.S. Congress passed the Wade-Davis Bill. The bill required that a majority of a seceded state's white citizens take an oath of loyalty to the Constitution and guarantee black equality. President Lincoln pocket vetoed the plan.
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