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..May 6, 1861 President proclaims martial law and suspends the habeas corpus in Key West, the Tortugas, and Santa Rosa......May 10, 1861 Baltimore, Md., occupied by United States troops......May 13, 1861 Gen. Geo. B. McClellan, U. S. A., assumes command of the Department of the Ohio, embracing a portion of West Virginia......May 13, 1861 Engagement at Sewell's Point, Va.......May 18-19, 1861 Ordinance of secession of North Carolina adopted in convention, vote unanimous......May 21, 1861 United States troops advance into Virginia and occupy Arlington Heights and Alexandria......May 24, 1861 Col. E. E. Ellsworth, of the New York Fire Zouaves, shot at Alexandria, Va.......May 24, 1861 Gen. Irwin McDowell, U. S. A., assumes command of the Department of Northeastern Virginia......May 28, 1861 Grafton, W. Va., occupied by United States troops......May 30, 1861 Ordinance of secession of the State of Tennessee adopted by the legislature......June 8, 1861 Virg