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Historical Events in 1861 on the 24th
Date Event
Jan 24
Arsenal at Augusta, Ga seized by Confederacy 
Jan 24
Federal troops from Ft Monroe are sent to Ft Pikens 
May 24
Alexandria, VA occupied by Federal troops 
May 24
Maj Gen Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war" 
Jun 24
Battle of Mathias Point, VA-US attacks Confederate batteries 
Jun 24
Tennessee becomes 11th (& last) state to secede from Union 
Jul 24
Skirmish at Taylor Mountain, (W)VA - CS Gen Wise retreats 
Oct 24
First US transcontinental telegram is sent (from San Francisco to Washington DC) 
Oct 24
West Virginia seceded from Virginia 
Nov 24
Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens 
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