06/01, June 1st In Civil War History


Lt. Colonel
Mar 3, 2017
This date in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

June 1, 1806 - John Buchanan Floyd born, Blacksburg, Virginia.

June 1, 1812 - James Madison requests a declaration of War against Britain from the U. S. Congress. They begin meeting in private session.

June 1, 1821 - In the wake of the Missouri Compromise, Quaker Benjamin Lundy prepares to roll the press on a weekly publication, Genius of Universal Emancipation. It has a pro-abolition stance.

June 1, 1825 - John Hunt Morgan born, Huntsville, Alabama.

June 1, 1830 - Georgia declares that laws of the Cherokee Nation are null and void, violating the Treaty Clause of the Constitution.

June 1, 1852 - Democratic Convention begins in Baltimore, Maryland. Four candidates, Lewis Cass, Stephen Douglas, William Marcy and James Buchanan struggle for philosophical control of the Democrat Party. On the 35th ballot the name of Franklin Pierce is added by the state of Virginia.

June 1, 1861 - Skirmishes at Arlington Mills and Fairfax Court-House, VA. Capt. John Q. Marr, CSA, is killed.

June 1, 1862 - Jefferson Davis replaces wounded Army of Northern Virginia commander Joseph E. Johnston with Robert E. Lee.

June 1, 1862 - Robert E. Lee issue the first orders bearing the name Army of Northern Virginia.

June 1, 1862 - Joseph Hooker, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

June 1, 1862 - Operations in Oregon County, MO, and skirmish at Eleven Points, MO, with Union foragers and guerrillas. (Jun 1-5)

June 1, 1862 - The Dept. of Virginia is extended and embraced in Maj. Gen. George Brinton McClellan's command, Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool, USA, being assigned to the Middle Dept. and Maj. Gen. John Adams Dix, USA, to the command at Fortress Monroe, VA.

June 1, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance beyond Seven Pines, VA. (Jun 1-2)

June 1, 1862 - Skirmish at Mount Carmel, on the Strasburg and Staunton Road, near Strasburg, VA; Maj. Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA, vs. Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell, USA.

June 1, 1863 - Skirmish at Berwick, LA, as the Confederates' attack on the Union guards there is repulsed.

June 1 , 1863 - Skirmish at Doniphan, MO.

June 1, 1863 - Skirmish near Rocheport, MO, with Confederate marauders.

June 1, 1863 - Affair at Waverly, MO, with Confederate guerrillas ambushing the Federals from the thick brush.

June 1, 1863 - Skirmish at Snicker's Gap, VA.

June 1, 1863 - Ambrose Burnside orders the Chicago Times to close because of the paper's anti-Lincoln rhetoric.

June 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Allatoona Pass, Georgia on the Western and Atlantic Railroad.

June 1, 1864 - Don Carlos Buell resigns his commission.

June 1, 1864 - Stephen Dodson Ramseur, C.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

June 1, 1864 - The following are appointed Confederate Brigadier Generals:
Rufus Barringer, CSA
James Conner, CSA
Adam Rankin Johnson, CSA

June 1, 1864 - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 1, 1864 - Skirmish near Pound Gap, KY, as Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA, continues to harass Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's supply lines.

June 1, 1864 - Skirmish near Kingston, GA.

June 1, 1864 - The engagement with the US steamer, Exchange, on the Mississippi River, MS, during Col. Colton Greene's Confederate operations on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

June 1, 1864 - Skirmish near Arnoldsville and the raid on New Market, MO, where the Yankees capture a couple bushwhackers.

June 1, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's, USA, Cavalry repels both attacks led by Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson, CSA, near Old Cold Harbor, VA.

June 1, 1864 - Federal expedition from Memphis, TN, into Mississippi, toward Ripley, as Brig. Gen. Samuel Davis Sturgis, USA, is ordered against Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA. (Jun 1-13)

June 1, 1865 - Federal expedition through Pocahontas and Pendleton Counties, WV, and Highland County, VA, in search of horse thieves. The Yankees traveled to Huttonsville, Gatewood's, Back Creek Valley, Galltown, Monterey, New Hampton, etc., without finding any horse thieves. (Jun 1-13)

June 1, 1868 - James Buchanan dies, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.