Nashville, TN

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American Scientific Association closes its fourteenth annual meeting in Newport, Rhode Island Science/Technology
During a dispute between state and local authorities, federal troops keep the peace in Nashville city elections. Campaigns/Elections
Entire legislatures of Kentucky and Tennessee gather in Louisville, Kentucky Business/Industry
Entire legislatures of Kentucky and Tennessee leave Louisville, Kentucky for Cincinatti, Ohio Lawmaking/Litigating
Governor of Ohio refuses extradition request of Tennessee for two "negro-stealers" Lawmaking/Litigating
In Franklin, Tennessee, a fatal confrontation between Confederate veterans and discharged black soldiers results in gunfire. Campaigns/Elections
In Nashville, a special session of the Tennessee Legislature votes to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment. Lawmaking/Litigating
In Nashville, closing arguments begin at the two-month trial of notorious Confederate guerrilla leader Champ Ferguson Crime/Disasters
In Nashville, famed abolitionist William "Parson" Brownlow is inaugurated as 17th Governor of Tennessee Campaigns/Elections
In Nashville, Tennessee, a massive fire destroys a government warehouse and four million dollars in goods Crime/Disasters
In Nashville, Tennessee, a massive fire in the public square destroys businesses and kills one proprietor Crime/Disasters
In Nashville, Tennessee, notorious Confederate guerrilla leader, Champ Ferguson is arraigned for murder Crime/Disasters
In Nashville, the Tennessee state house votes to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment. Lawmaking/Litigating
In Nashville, the Tennessee state senate votes fifteen to six to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment. Lawmaking/Litigating
In Nashville, the war crimes trial of notorious Confederate guerrilla leader Champ Ferguson begins Crime/Disasters
In Tennessee, Confederate forces evacuate Nashville, the state capital Battles/Soldiers
In Tennessee, gunfire erupts on the streets of Nashville and a prominent citizen is killed Crime/Disasters
In Tennessee, Julius Mileke, Union Army deserter, is executed at a public crossroads outside Nashville Crime/Disasters
In Tennessee, Nashville becomes the first Confederate capital to fall to the Union Battles/Soldiers
In Washington, a major military reorganization divides the nation into five large military districts Battles/Soldiers
In Washington, DC, Tennessee is readmitted to full representation the United States Congress Lawmaking/Litigating
Newspaper feud in Nashville over Harpers Ferry results in murder on the street Battles/Soldiers
Notorious Confederate guerrilla leader Champ Ferguson is executed for war crimes in Nashville's Old State Prison Crime/Disasters
Outside Franklin, Tennessee, Confederate General Hood wins a tactical victory but decimates his army Battles/Soldiers
President Lincoln commutes the death sentence of an Indiana private soldier caught sleeping on guard Lawmaking/Litigating
Six Confederate generals die in a few hours, leading their troops at the Battle of Franklin Battles/Soldiers
- Stephen Douglas makes his final campaign tour, through the Deep South Campaigns/Elections
Supreme Court Justice John Catron returns to Nashville to reconvene the U.S. District Court there Lawmaking/Litigating
Tennessee Democrats nominate Senator Andrew Johnson as their candidate for president Lawmaking/Litigating
Tennessee military governor Andrew Johnson removes the entire Nashville city council Lawmaking/Litigating
- The legislatures of Kentucky and Tennessee are hosted lavishly in Cincinatti, Ohio Business/Industry
The legislatures of Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee meet in convention in Columbus, Ohio Business/Industry
The school that is soon to become Fisk University opens for its first class in Nashville, Tennessee Education/Culture
U.S. Post Office excludes "disloyal" Louisville newspaper from its mails and post offices Lawmaking/Litigating
William Walker is born in Nashville, Tennessee Personal
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