06/08, June 8th In Civil War History


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

June 8, 1829 - Jackson supporters Isaac Hill and Levi Woodbury ask that the manager of the 2nd National Bank of the United States in Portsmouth, NH, be removed because he is a Whig. Bank President Nicholas Biddle refuses.

June 8, 1861 - By a vote of 108,339 to 47,233, Tennessee decides to secede from the United States.

June 8, 1861 - Virginia turns its state militia over to the Confederate States of America.

June 8, 1861 - Brig. Gen. Robert S. Garnett, CSA, is assigned to the command of troops in Northwestern VA, (WV) after incident at Philippi, WV.

June 8, 1862 - Martial law is declared in Arizona.

June 8, 1862 - Skirmish at Fawn Prairie, near Liscombe's Hill, CA.

June 8, 1862 - The Dept. of the Mississippi is extended to embrace all of Kentucky and Tennessee.

June 8, 1862 - Affairs on John's Island, near Secessionville, SC, with the Federals withdrawing to Legareville, SC. (Jun 8-9)

June 8, 1862 - The Battle of Cross Keys, VA, as Maj. Gen. John Charles Fremont's, USA, attack is repulsed by Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, CSA, a part of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson's, CSA, command.

June 8, 1862 - Engagement at Port Republic, VA, as Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, CSA, defeats Maj. Gen. James Shields, USA, column under Brig. Gen. Erastus B. Tyler. (Jun 8-9)

June 8, 1862 - The rearrangement of the Mountain Dept. and the Dept. of the Shenandoah, VA.

June 8, 1862 - Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell USA, is ordered to operate in the direction of Richmond, VA, to aid Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, USA, and break off his combined pursuit with Maj. Gens. Charles Fremont, and James Shields, USA, of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, CSA, in the Shenandoah Valley, VA.

June 8, 1862 - Skirmish near Fair Oaks, VA, with Maj. Gen. McClellan, USA.

June 8, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance on the New Market Road, VA.

June 8, 1862 - Skirmish at Big Bend, WV.

June 8, 1862 - Skirmish at Muddy Creek, about 1 mile from Palestine, WV.

June 8, 1863 - Affair near Brunswick, GA.

June 8, 1863 - June 8, 1863 - Skirmish at Fort Scott, KS.

June 8, 1863 - Federal expedition from Glasgow, KY, to Burkesville and the Tennessee State Line, and skirmish (Jun 9) at Kettle Creek, KY. (Jun 8-10)

June 8, 1863 - Skirmish at Camp Cole, MO.

June 8, 1863 - Federal expedition from Pocahontas, TN, to Ripley, MS, with the Union capture of forage, mules, horses, sheep and 38 head of cattle. (Jun 8-9)

June 8, 1863 - Skirmish at Triune, TN.

June 8, 1863 - Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart's Confederate Cavalry Corps is reviewed at Culpeper Court House by Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia of Lieut. Gens. James Longstreet and Richard S. Swell's corps.

June 8, 1863 - Federal scout from Suffolk, VA, to South Mills, NC and a skirmish with a Rebel party and the capture of a small amount of Rebel supplies.

June 8, 1864 - The Republican National Convention nominates Abraham Lincoln to run for President and Andrew Johnson to run for Vice-President.

June 8, 1864 - President Lincoln, nominated for a second term, calls for an amendment abolishing slavery.

June 8, 1864 - Congress forbids the private minting of gold coins.

June 8, 1864 - Federal scout on the Osage and in its vicinity, AR, in search of bushwhackers including traveling to Papinsville, Double Branches, Miami Mission, Balltown, the Little Osage, the main Marais des Cygnes timber, Butler, Hog Skin Prairie, Gilbreth's, on Panther Creek, Germantown and Harrisonville, etc. (Jun 8-19)

June 8, 1864 - The Confederate capture of the Federal garrison at Mount Sterling, KY, by Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA, who also loots a local bank of about $18,000.

June 8, 1864 - Naval engagement at Simsport, LA, with the US vessels, Chillicothe, Fort Hindman, and Neosho, and the Confederate batteries there.

June 8, 1864 - Affair at Indian Bayou, MS, near Greenville, MS.

June 8, 1864 - Federal expedition from Fort Churchill to the Humboldt River, Smoke Valley, and Surprise Valley, 200 miles east of Yreka, the Nevada Territory. (Jun 8-Aug 9)

June 8, 1864 - The Cavalry commands of Brig. Gens. George Crook and William W. Averell, USA, join up with Maj. Gen. David Hunter's, USA.

June 8, 1865 - Attack by Indians on the Overland Stage Road in Kansas and Colorado, with skirmishes at:
Fort Dodge, Kansas (Jun 8 & 12)
Chavis Creek, near Cow Creek Station (Jun 9)
near Cow Creek Station, Plum Butte and Pawnee Rock,
(June 12)