06/09, June 9th In Civil War History


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

June 9, 1862 - George Burgwyn Anderson, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen. Beverly Holcombe Robertson, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 9, 1862 - The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
Stephen Gano Burbridge, USA
George Henry Gordon, USA
Charles Griffin, USA
Julius White, USA

June 9, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance to Baldwyn and Guntown, MS, south of Corinth, MS, and skirmish. (Jun 9-10)

June 9, 1862 - Engagement at Grand Gulf, MS, with Confederate shore batteries and the USS Itasca and the USS Wissahickon.

June 9, 1862 - Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool, USA, assumes the command of the Middle Military Dept., VA.

June 9, 1862 - Maj. Gen. Shield's US division is ordered back to Luray, en route for Fredericksburg, VA.

June 9, 1862 - Maj. Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA's Valley Campaign is ended.

June 9, 1863 - Affairs at Monticello and Rocky Gap, KY.

June 9, 1863 - Action near Lake Providence, LA.

June 9, 1863 - Skirmish at Macon Ford, Big Black River, MS.

June 9, 1863 - The Federal Depts. of the Monongahela and of the Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, are constituted.

June 9, 1863 - Skirmish near Triune, TN.

June 9, 1863 - The Engagements at Brandy Station (or Fleetwood Hill) and Beverly Ford, VA, results in the largest Cavalry battle (about 20,000) during the Civil War; Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart, CSA, holds off Brig. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton, USA.

June 9, 1863 - Skirmish at Stevensburg, VA.

June 9, 1864 - Skirmishes near Big Shanty and near Stilesboro, GA, as Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA, prepares to attack Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, at Pine Mountain, GA.

June 9, 1864 - Action at Mount Sterling, KY, sees Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA, driven out of and away from Mount Sterling.

June 9, 1864 - Affair at Pleasureville, KY, as Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA, retreats toward Winchester, KY.

June 9, 1864 - Skirmish at Point of Rocks, MD.

June 9, 1864 - Affair near Breckinridge, MO.

June 9, 1864 - Federal scout from Cassville, MO, to Cross Hollow, AR, with bushwhackers trying to break the telegraph lines. (Jun 9-14)

June 9, 1864 - Skirmish at La Fayette, TN.

June 9, 1864 - Affair in Loudoun County, VA.

June 9, 1864 - Engagement at Petersburg, VA, as Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, CSA, throws back Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's, USA, attempt to capture Petersburg, VA.

June 9, 1865 - Maj. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus, USA, assumes the command of the Dept. of Mississippi.

June 9, 1865 - The unintentional explosion of the ordnance building at Chattanooga, TN, causing approximately 10 casualties. The commanding officer orders the arrest of the ordnance officer for dereliction of duty.

June 9, 1868 - Florida ratifies the 14th Amendment.

June 9, 1893 - Structural failure of the top floor of Ford's Theater causes a collapse of the interior of the building kill 22 and injuring 68.