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Today in history: June 8
1776: The Patriots under Brig. Gen. William Thompson were driven from their last foothold in Quebec.
Today in history: June 2
1917: Canadian Lieutenant William Avery Bishop of No. 60 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps flew his Nieuport 17 behind German lines to attack an enemy aerodrome.
Today in history: June 1
1862: On the second day of the Battle of Fair Oaks Station/Seven Pines, Maj. Gen. Gustavus W. Smith took charge of Confederate forces after the wounding of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston.
Today in history: May 30
1958: The remains of two unidentified U.S. service personnel from World War II and Korea are buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.
Today in history: May 25
1862: Major General William T. Sherman’s forced advance over difficult terrain into a well-prepared defense by Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston at New Hope Church, Georgia.
Today in history: May 24
1861: U.S. Army troops occupy Alexandria, Virginia, while in Maryland, Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler declares any slaves who seek sanctuary in his unit "contraband of war.”
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