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1862 - Dakota (Sioux) warriors decided to bypass Fort Ridgely during an uprising in Minnesota. It was the third day of the uprising. It would be two months before Union troops would subdue the rebellion. More than 500 whites were killed and 2,000 Indians were captured. On December 26, 1862, 38 Dakota warriors were executed for their role in the uprising.

1864 - Union General Ulysses S. Grant's attack at Deep Bottom Run failed. The attack had begun on April 14th.

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"I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood."
- Abolitionist John Brown at his execution on December 2, 1859.