06/12, June 12th In Civil War History


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

June 12, 1852 - On the 49th ballot, the Democratic Convention in Baltimore nominates Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire for President.

June 12, 1858 - Brigham Young accepts a pardon for the people of the Utah Territory.

June 12, 1861 - Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson puts out a call for 50,000 volunteer men to enlist in the Confederacy to repel the Federal attempts to conquer the state.

June 12, 1862 - Skirmish near Jacksonport, AR.

June 12, 1862 - Skirmish at Waddell's Farm, near Village Creek, AR, as the Federals load up their 36 wagons with confiscated corn and bacon.

June 12, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance on Hutchinson's Island, SC.

June 12, 1862 - Brig. Gen. George Archibald McCall's, USA, division re-enforces the Army of the Potomac, VA. (Jun 12-13)

June 12, 1862 - Maj. Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson's CSA, command encamps near Weyer's Cave, VA.

June 12-15, 1862 - J. E. B. Stuart "rides around the Union Army," raiding supplies and battling small groups of Yankees during the Peninsula Campaign.

June 12, 1863 - The siege of Vicksburg is ongoing.

June 12, 1863 - The siege of Port Hudson is ongoing.

June 12, 1863 - Robert Sanford Foster, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 12, 1863 - Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin calls out the state militia in anticipation of Lee's northern invasion.

June 12, 1863 - Brig. Gen. Quincy A. Gilmore, USA, supersedes Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA, in the command of the Dept. of the South, SC.

June 12, 1863 - Federal scouts on the Salem Pike, TN.

June12, 1863 - Federal expedition from Pocahontas, TN, to New Albany and Ripley, MS, with the destruction of several blacksmith shops, wagon shops, etc, and skirmishes. (Jun 12-14)

June 12, 1863 - Federal expedition from Suffolk to the Blackwater, VA, against Maj. Gen. Daniel H. Hill, CSA; the Federals retire. (Jun 12-18)

June 12, 1863 - Skirmishes at Newtown, Cedarville, and Middletown, VA, as Gen. Robert E. Lee's troops move for the Shenandoah Valley.

June 12, 1864 - Action at Long Bridge, VA, as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, begins to move the Army of the Potomac across the James River towards Petersburg, VA.

June 12, 1864 - Action at Cynthiana, KY, where Brig. Gen. Stephen G. Burdrige, USA, expels Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA, from Kentucky.

June 12, 1864 - Skirmish at Davis' Mills, MS, with Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, and Brig. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis, USA.

June 12, 1864 - Guerrilla raid on Calhoun, MO, where they burnt 1 church, 1 tavern, 2 homes, and robbed 2 stores. Their leader, Dr. Beck, was killed.

June 12, 1864 - Skirmish near Kingsville, MO, with guerrillas.

June 12, 1864 - Affair at Montevallo, MO, 35 miles east of Fort Scott, where bushwhackers attacked the town. A railroad train had just arrived from Fort Smith with about 1,000 refugees.

June 12, 1864 - Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan's, CSA, Cavalry forces retreat to Abingdon, VA, ending his raid into Kentucky. (Jun 12-20)

June 12, 1864 - Skirmish at Cedar Creek, VA.

June 12, 1864 - Skirmish at Piney River, by Amherst Court-House, VA, The Lynchburg, VA, Campaign.

June 12, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, USA, is repelled by Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton, CSA, at Trevilian Station, VA. Sheridan retreats back to join Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, near Petersburg, VA.

June 12, 1864 - Skirmish at White House Landing, VA, as the Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, VA, is concluded.

June 12, 1865 - Federal expedition from the Pawnee Indian Village to the Platte and Niobrara Rivers, the Dakota Territory, in search of Indians. (Jun 12-Jul 5)