06/11, June 11th In Civil War History

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This date in Civil War history
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June 11, 1860 - Southern delegates hold a National Democratic convention in Richmond. Party leaders urge a "wait and see" approach.

June 11, 1861 - Col. Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, USA, reports that Col. Loring, USA, has abandoned his command of the Union Dept. of New Mexico Territory.

June 11, 1861 - Col. Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, 19th US Infantry, is placed in general charge of affairs in the Federal Dept. of the New Mexico Territory.

June 11, 1861 - Skirmish at Romney, WV, with Col. Lew Wallace, USA, 11th IN.

June 11, 1861 - June 25, 1861 - First session of the Second Wheeling Convention, West Virginia.

June 11, 1862 - The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
Washington Lafayette Elliott, USA
Albion Parris Howe, USA
Green Clay Smith, USA

June 11, 1862 - Federal expedition from Camp Latham to Owen's River, CA, with skirmish (Jun 24) at Owen's Lake. (Jun 11-10)

June 11, 1862 - Skirmish with Indians on the Mad River, CA.

June 11, 1862 - Skirmishes in Big Creek Gap, KY. (Jun 11-13)

June 11, 1862 - Skirmish near Monterey, Owen County, KY.

June 11, 1862 - Skirmish near Booneville, MS.

June 11, 1862 - Skirmish near Cassville, MO, with Rebel guerrillas.

June 11, 1862 - Skirmish at Deep Water, MO, with Rebels who crossed the Osage at Taberville.

June 11, 1862 - Skirmish at Pink Hill, MO, with William Clarke Quantrill's guerrillas attacking the Federal mail escort between Independence and Harrisonville.

June 11, 1862 - Skirmishes in Big Creek Gap, TN (Jun 11-12)

June 11, 1862 - Maj. Gen. John Charles Fremont's, US Army, is withdrawn to Mount Jackson, VA. (Jun 11-12)

June 11, 1862 - Confederate re-enforcements are sent from the Army of Northern Virginia to the Valley District, VA.

June 11, 1863 - General John Hunt Morgan leaves Alexandria, Tennessee to raid Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

June 11, 1863 - Skirmish at Burnsville, AL.

June 11, 1863 - Skirmish at Scottsville, AR.

June 11, 1863 - The Federal attack and burning of Darien, GA, with the Negro Regiment of the 54th MA.

June11, 1863 - Affair at Scottsville, KY.

June 11, 1863 - The capture of Confederate outposts, near Port Hudson, LA.

June 11, 1863 - Skirmish at Smith's Bridge, near Corinth, MS.

June 11, 1863 - As a protest, Clement Vallandigham is nominated for Governor of Ohio.

June 11, 1863 - Operations on Little Folly Island, SC, by the Union to destroy the already wrecked steamer, Ruby, near Charleston, SC.

June 11, 1863 - Action at Triune, TN, with Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA.

June 11, 1863 - Skirmish at Diascund Bridge, VA.

June 11, 1863 - Skirmish near Suffolk, VA, as the Federals surprise a party of Rebels moving to attack the Union pickets, driving them off with loss of life.

June 11, 1863 - Federal expedition from Brightwood, DC, via Seneca Mills and Poolesville, MD, to Leesburg, Aldie, and Chantilly, VA. Jun 11-13)

June 11, 1863 - The siege of Vicksburg is ongoing.

June 11, 1863 - The siege of Port Hudson is ongoing.

June 11, 1864 - Following the battle of Brice's Crossroads, Forrest's men pursue the federal retreat and take hundreds of prisoners.

June 11, 1864 - June 12, 1864 - Battle of Trevilian Station - Phil Sheridan strikes Fitzhugh Lee and Wade Hampton, trying to reach Hunter at Charlottesville. In spite of initial success, he is turned back.

June 11, 1864 - The C. S. S. Alabama arrives in Cherbourg, France.

June 11, 1864 - Selden Connor, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 11, 1864 - The 13th US Army Corps is discontinued, the Dept. of Missouri, AR.

June 11, 1864 - The capture of Cynthiana, KY, by Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA.

June 11, 1864 - Action at Keller's Bridge, near Cynthiana, KY, with Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA.

June 11, 1864 - Federal expedition from Point Lookout, MD, aboard the steam transports, Charleston, Georgia, Favorite, and the Long Branch to Pope's Creek, VA. The expedition captures large amounts of Confederate livestock, horses, rifles, etc. (Jun 11-21)

June 11, 1864 - Skirmish at Ridgeley, MO.

June 11, 1864 - The raid on Arlington's Depot, VA, by Maj. Gen. Hunter, USA, The Lynchburg, VA, Campaign.

June 11, 1864 - Skirmish at Lexington, VA, including the burning of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) by Maj. Gen. D. Hunter, USA, The Lynchburg, VA, Campaign.

June 11, 1864 Skirmish near Midway, VA.

June 11, 1864 - Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, dispatches Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, to the Shenandoah Valley to assist Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, CSA, in dealing with Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA.
 
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