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1862

8th February: Union General Ambrose Burnside scores a major victory when he captures Roanoke Island. (North Carolina - Gods and Generals)

16th February: Amsterdam Vallon decides he will kill Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting after witnessing Bill's celebration of the murder of Amsterdam's father. (New York - Gangs of New York)

20th February: William Wallace Lincoln dies from an illness caused by vampire Vadoma. (Washington, DC - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)

14th March: Battle of New Bern, North Carolina (New Bern, North Carolina - Gods and Generals)

13th April: After Union Spies stole the locomotive, "The General", Johnnie Gray retaliates by stealing "The General" back. Johnnie returns the locomotive to the Confederates and burns the Rock River Bridge, cutting the Union supply lines. General Thatcher seizes the opportunity for a counter offensive and drives the Union forces back. Johnnie Gray is given a field commission for his heroic act. (The Rock River Bridge near Big Shanty - The General)

24th April: Union Admiral David Farragut leads a flotilla past two Confederate forts on the Mississippi River. (south of New Orleans, Louisiana - Hearts in Bondage)

12th June: Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart begins his ride around the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular campaign, after being sent on a reconnaissance of Union positions by Robert E. Lee. (Mosby's Marauders)

23rd June: A newspaper article titled "REMAINS IDENTIFIED" is published. (Portland, Maine - Offspring)

24th July: Martin Van Buren dies of heart failure. (Kinderhook, New York - Amistad)

20th August: Horace Greeley's "The Prayer of Twenty Millions" is published. (Gangs of New York)

17th September: Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Union General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac fight to a standstill along a creek on the bloodiest day in American history. (Antietam, Maryland - Glory)

17th September: Battle of Antietam: Union officer Capt. Gideon loses both of his sons on this day. Legend says Gideon killed over 100 men himself. (nr Sharpsburg, Md - Seraphim Falls)

11th October: Confederate cavalry leader General J.E.B. Stuart loots Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on a daring raid in the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam. (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - Gettysburg)

27th November: Robert Shaw starts training soldiers. (Readville Camp, Massachusetts - Glory)

1863

Money is printed, later to be held for an emergency by Doc Brown. (Back to the Future Part II)

Abraham Lincoln is kidnapped and taken to the future. (Washington - Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure)

San Francisco Examiner is founded as Democratic Press. (San Francisco, California - Cloud Atlas)

Autumn: The Union Army advances through Tennessee in a bloody march. (Dakota Territory - Dances with Wolves)

Amsterdam Vallon kills Butcher Bill. (New York - Gangs of New York)

The Federal Army faces the army of North Virginia at Little Round Top. (Gettysburg)

A Presbyterian Church is established. (New York - New Year's Eve)

Dr. Frankenstein transplants Karl's brain into a new body, which later murders others. Angry patients at the hospital attack Frankenstein and leave him for dead. Kleve places Frankenstein's brain in a body that resembles his original one. (Carlsbruck, Germany - The Revenge of Frankenstein)

Men delivering gold are killed by a futuristic machine gun; their cargo mysteriously disappears. (Timecop)

20th January: General Ambrose Burnside's Army of the Potomac begins an offensive against General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia that quickly bogs down as several days of heavy rain turn the roads of Virginia into a muddy quagmire. The campaign is abandoned three days later. (Gods and Generals)

25th January: General Ambrose Burnside is removed as commander of the Army of the Potomac. (Gods and Generals)

2nd May: Stonewall Jackson flanks General Joseph Hooker at Chancellorsville. (Gods and Generals)

10th May: Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson dies. (Gods and Generals)

24th May: Henry Plummer is elected sheriff of Bannack, Montana. (Bannack, Montana - Montana Territory)

28th May: The 54th Massachusetts leaves Boston. (Glory)

9th June: Robert Shaw's soldiers arrive. (Beaufort, South Carolina - Glory)

13th July: Anger over the Union draft triggers massive protests that explode into four days of violent riots. (New York City - Gangs of New York)

18th July: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and 272 of his troops are killed in an assault on Fort Wagner. (Fort Wagner, Charleston, South Carolina - Glory)

26th July: Sam Houston dies. (Texas - The Alamo)

19th November: Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysberg address. (Gettysberg, Pennsylvania - Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)

4th December: A National Plebiscite is held to determine if the Mexican Nation shall adopt a monarchial form of government and make tender of the Crown to His Serene Highness Archduke Maximillian von Habsburg - with the assistance of persuasive federal troops, the measure passes with 99% of the vote. (Mexico - Juarez)

14th December: President Lincoln announces a grant of amnesty for Mrs. Emilie Todd Helm, Mary Lincoln's half sister and the widow of a Confederate general. (Lincoln)

1864

Santa Claus The Seventeenth dies. (Arthur Christmas)

Money is printed, later to be held for an emergency by Doc Brown. (Back to the Future Part II)

The siege of Petersburg, where Inman becomes a deserter. (Petersburg - Cold Mountain)

Spring: Lt John Dunbar is transferred to the western frontier at his own request, to see it before it's gone. He stays till the snow falls later that year. (Fort Hays, Dakota Territory - Dances with Wolves)

Hercule Poirot born. (Belgium - Death on the Nile)

9th February: Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon. (Monroe, Michigan - The Hard Ride)

1st March: President Lincoln nominates Ulysses S. Grant for the newly revived rank of lieutenant general. (Lincoln)

9th April: General Ulysses S Grant surrendered to General Robert E Lee. (just outside Washington D.C. - C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America)

11th May: Confederate Cavalry General J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded. (Richmond, Virginia - Gettysburg)

18th June: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is wounded. (Petersburg, Virginia - Gettysburg)

6th July: Confederate General Jubal Early's troops cross the Potomac River and capture Hagerstown, Maryland. (Hagerstown, Maryland - Gettysburg)

17th July: John Bell Hood takes command of the Army of Tennessee. (Gettysburg)

1st August: Union General Ulysses S. Grant appoints General Philip Sheridan commander of the Army of the Shenandoah. (Abraham Lincoln)

5th August: David Farragut leads his flotilla through the Confederate defenses at Mobile, Alabama, to seal one of the last major Southern ports. (Mobile, Alabama - Hearts in Bondage)

28th August: Union General Alfred Terry is promoted from Brigadier General to Major General of the United State Volunteers . (The Legend of Custer)

29th November: The Sand Creek Massacre. (Kiowa County, Colorado - Iron Man 3)

1865

A picture of Prince William is taken. (The Fog)

Blondie, Angel Eyes and Tuco, search for buried gold during the US civil war. (The Southern United States - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

In our world, Cyrus Rooney is gored to death while trying to crossbreed a bull with a Clydesdal horse. In an alternate universe, he lives and is perceived as a genius. (John Dies at the End)

The Reno Brothers return home from the Civil War where they are greeted by their younger brother Clint who sings a little rock and roll. (Texas - Love Me Tender)

The last ironclad ship to run the Union blockade. (Richmond, Virginia - Sahara)

Gideon, a commander in the US Army, orders the burning down of a deserted officer, Carver, resulting in the death of his wife and child. (Seraphim Falls)

17th February: The soldiers from Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's army ransack Columbia, South Carolina, and leave a charred city in their wake. (Columbia, South Carolina - How the West Was Won)

20th March: Future actress Charlotte Lucie Marie Ad (Vaujours, Seine-Saint-Denis, France - Hugo)

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