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    History in 2nd Apr

  • Petersburg siege ends

    Union forces finally break the Confederate lines around Petersburg, Virginia, ending the ten month-long siege. The following day, the Army of Northern Virginia would retreat to the west and the Union army entered Richmond.

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  • Wilson asks Congress for declaration of war

    Speaking before a joint session of Congress, President Woodrow Wilson asks the legislature for a declaration of war against the German Empire. Five days later, both houses of Congress would issue the declaration with substantial majorities. 

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