06/13, June 13th In Civil War History


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

June 13, 1861 - Descent of the Union troops on, and occupation of, Romney, WV, led by Col. Lew. Wallace, USA, 11th IN Infantry.

June 13, 1862 - Affair at White House, near Hilton Head, SC.

June 13, 1862 - Maj. Gen. James Ewell Brown Stuart's, CSA, Cavalry Raid around Maj. Gen. George Brinton McClellan, USA, and the Army of the Potomac, threatens the US supply lines, with the following skirmishes:
at Hawes' Shop,
Old Church, and
at Garlick's Landing, VA.
(Jun 13-15)

June 13, 1862 - Skirmish near Mount Jackson, VA.

June 13, 1862 - Skirmish at New Market, VA.

June 13, 1863 - June 15, 1863 - 2nd Battle of Winchester. Ordered to withdraw because of the approach of the Army of Northern Virginia, Major General Robert Milroy [US] tried to hold his position in Winchester. By afternoon on the 14th, he realized his mistake and decided to withdraw that evening. Dick Ewell [CS] ordered a division to camp north of the town to prevent such a move and Milroy found himself trapped. Confederates captured or killed the 6000 men in the city.

June 13, 1863 - Matt Whitaker Ransom, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen. Alfred Moore Scales, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 13, 1863 - Capt. P. M. Everett's, USA, Raid into Eastern Kentucky. (Jun 13-23)

June 13, 1863 - Skirmish at Howard's Mills, KY, with Capt. Everett, USA.

June 13, 1863 - Skirmish near Mud Lick Springs, Bath County, KY, with Capt. Everett.

June 13, 1863 - Operations in Northeastern Mississippi, including skirmishes
(Jun 19) at New Albany and
(Jun 20) at Mud Creek.
(Jun 13-22)

June 13, 1863 - Federal scout on the Manchester Pike, TN.

June 13, 1863 - Skirmish at Berryville, VA, and occupation by Lieut. Gen. Richard Stoddert Ewell, CSA.

June 13, 1863 - Skirmish at Opequon Creek, near Winchester, VA.

June 13, 1863 - Skirmish at White Post, near Winchester, VA.

June 13, 1863 - Skirmish at Bunker Hill, WV.

June 13, 1863 - The siege of Vicksburg is ongoing.

June 13, 1863 - The siege of Port Hudson is ongoing.

June 13, 1864 - Federal scout from Fort Leaven worth, KS, to Weston, MO, after guerrillas. (Jun 13-16)

June 13, 1864 - Skirmish near Collierville, TN, as Brig. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis', USA, Federal expedition against Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, is concluded.

June 13, 1864 - Federal raid from Morristown, TN, into North Carolina, and the capture (Jun 28) of the Confederate Camp Vance, 6 miles from Morgantown, NC, by men under Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield, USA, commanding the Dept. of the Ohio. (Jun 13-Jul 15)

June 13, 1864 - Skirmish near Buchanan, VA, The Lynchburg, VA, Campaign.

June 13, 1864 - Federal scout from Lexington to around Lynchburg, VA, by Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA. (Jun 13-15)

June 13, 1864 - The Richmond (Virginia) Campaign, begins with Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, beginning to move his troops to front Grant's Union move on Petersburg, VA. (Jun 13-Jul 31)

June 13, 1864 - Skirmish at Riddell's Shop, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

June 13, 1864 - Skirmish at White Oak Swamp, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

June 13, 1864 - Lieut. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, CSA, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of Richmond, VA, while vice Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom, Jr., CSA, is ordered to the Dept. of Western Virginia.

June 13, 1865 - Civilian rule is restored in Mississippi.

June 13, 1865 - James Johnston, a pro-Union politician, is appointed provisional governor of Georgia.

June 13, 1865 - Federal expedition against Indians from Dun Glen to Fairbanks Station, Nevada. (Jun 13-26)

June 13, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Camp Nichols, the New Mexico Territory, with action (June 14th) with attacking Indians on the Santa Fe Road. (Jun 13-17)

June 13, 1866 - Thirty-ninth Congress approves the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.