06/07, June 7th In Civil War History

Jimklag

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This date in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

June 7, 1848 - June 9, 1848 - Whigs meet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nominees included Zachary Taylor, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and Winfield Scott. Taylor wins the nomination on the fourth ballot.

June 7, 1861 - Confederate reconnaissance from Yorktown to Newport News, VA, by the Chatham Grays, VA Cavalry.

June 7, 1862 - James Andrews is hung in Atlanta. The Great Locomotive Chase.

June 7, 1862 - Skirmishes at Fairview and Little Red River, AR.

June 7, 1862 - Skirmish in the Mattole Valley, CA.

June 7, 1862 - Federal expedition from Baton Rouge, LA. (Jun 7-9)

June 7, 1862 - Maj. Gen. Benjamin Franklin Butler, USA, orders the hanging of a William B. Mumford for the removal of the US flag flying over the US Mint, New Orleans, LA.

June 7, 1862 - Skirmish on John's Island, SC.

June 7, 1862 - Federal attack on Chattanooga, TN, by Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel, USA; Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, CSA, defending. (Jun 7-8)

June 7, 1862 - The Federal capture of Jackson, TN.

June 7, 1862 - Skirmish at Readyville, TN.

June 7, 1862 - Federal cavalry reconnaissance on the east bank of the Chickahominy River, near the outskirts of Richmond, VA.

June 7, 1862 - Skirmish near Harrisonburg, VA, with Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA.

June 7,1862 - Skirmish at Big Bend, WV.

June 7, 1863 - Skirmish near Edmonton, KY, as Rebel Cavalry capture part of a Yankee scouting party.

June 7, 1863 - The Attacks on Young's Point and Milliken's Bend, LA, with Brig. Gen. Henry E. McCulloch, CSA, attacking Brig. Gen. Thomas, USA, including the two Union gunboats, the Choctaw and the Lexington, McCulloch withdraws. Operations in Louisiana, west of the Mississippi River. (Jun 7-Jul 13)

June 7, 1863 - President Jefferson Davis' plantation, Brierfield, is burned by the advancing Federal troops, below Vicksburg, MS.

June 7, 1863 - Federal expedition from Jackson, TN, across the Tennessee River.

June 7, 1863 - Federal expedition from Gainesville, VA, and skirmishes with Capt. John Mosby's and Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart's Confederate Cavalry at Waterloo, Barbee's, Front Royal, and near Strasburg, VA. (Jun 7-8)

June 7, 1864 - The Republican (National Union) Convention opens in Baltimore, Maryland.

June 7, 1864 - Grenville Mellen Dodge, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen. John Gibbon, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

June 7, 1864 - Byron Root Pierce, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 7, 1864 - Skirmish at Sunnyside Landing, AR.

June 7, 1864 - Skirmish at Ripley, MS, with Brig. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis, USA.

June 7, 1864 - Raid on New Frankfort, Saline County, MO, by bushwhackers.

June 7, 1864 - Affair at Sikeston, MO, with guerrillas. The notorious Wright is killed. The Yankees also take 1 prisoner; he is too drunk to kill.

June 7, 1864 - The Trevilian Raid by Maj. Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan, USA, as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, sends Sheridan's Cavalry to join up with Maj. Gen. David Hunter's Cavalry at Charlottesville, VA, so as to create a diversion while Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, USA, under Grant, moves the Army of the Potomac south across the James River to attack Richmond from the south by way of Petersburg, VA. Sheridan moved west between the North Anna and the Mattaponi Rivers against the Confederate rail line with combats at the following:
Trevilian Station (Jun 11 & 12)
Newark or Mallory's Cross-Roads (Jun 11 & 12)
King and Queen Court-House (Jun 18 & 20)
White House or Saint Peter's Church (Jun 21)
Black Creek or Tunstall's Station (Jun 21)
Jones' Bridge (Jun 23)
Saint Mary's Church (Jun 24)
 

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June 7, 1863 - The Attacks on Young's Point and Milliken's Bend, LA, with Brig. Gen. Henry E. McCulloch, CSA, attacking Brig. Gen. Thomas, USA, including the two Union gunboats, the Choctaw and the Lexington, McCulloch withdraws. Operations in Louisiana, west of the Mississippi River. (Jun 7-Jul 13)
It was a small battle by Civil War numbers but a pretty brutal fight,which is kinda typical of most of the battles in Louisiana west of the Mississippi River. Almost a third of the forces engaged were killed,wounded or captured. A significant number of Union troops were new colored troops. Federal forces sustained heavier losses but held their ground with the help of the Union brown water navy. The battlefield was lost to Mississippi River flooding and course changes. Nothing left but a historical marker close to the battlefield.

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/millikens-bend
 

Mrs. V

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Thnk you! Somehow I always imagined most of the battles to be out East and down south..never gave much thought to the western campaigns.
 
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