06/16, June 16th In Civil War History


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

July 16, 1862 - September 1, 1862 - Northern Virginia Campaign - sometimes just called the Virginia Campaign.

July 16, 1862 - "We are coming, Father Abraham, Three Hundred Thousand More" appears in the Saturday Evening Post. Written by James Sloan, the marching song was intended to help raise volunteers following Lincoln's request to Congress that it increase the size of the army to 500,000 men

July 16, 1862 - John Hunt Morgan wires Kirby Smith "Lexington and Frankfurt ... are garrisoned with Home Guard. The bridges between Cincinnati and Lexington (Kentucky) have been destroyed. The whole country can be secured and 25,000 to 30,000 men will join you at once."

June 16, 1862 - Federal scout from Batesville to Fairview, Denmark, Hilcher's Ferry, and Bush's Ford, AR. (Jun 16-17)

June 16, 1862 - The Emigrant Road expedition from Omaha, Nebraska Territory, to Portland, Oregon Territory. (Jun 16-Oct 30)

June 16, 1862 - The engagement at Secessionville, James Island, SC, results in Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Evans, CSA, repulsing Brig. Gen. Henry W. Benham, USA.

June 16, 1862 - Skirmish at Winchester, TN.

June 16, 1863 - The siege of Vicksburg is ongoing.

June 16, 1863 - The siege of Port Hudson is ongoing.

June 16, 1863 - Federal expedition against the Sioux Indians, the Dakota Territory. (Jun 16-Sep 13)

June 16, 1863 - Skirmishes at Maysville, Mount Carmel, and Fox Springs, KY, with Capt. P. M. Everett, USA.

June 16, 1863 - Action at Triplett's Bridge, Rowan County, KY, with Capt. P. M. Everett, USA.

June 16, 1863 - Confederate raid on the Union Lines, during the siege of Port Hudson, LA.

June 16, 1863 - Federal demonstration on Waterloo, LA.

June 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Quinn's Mills, on the Coldwater, MS.

June 16, 1863 - Skirmishes near Holly Springs, MS. (Jun 16-17)

June 16, 1863 - Skirmish on the Jornada del Muerto desert, the New Mexico Territory.

June 16, 1863 - Affairs in Holmes County, OH, including the US forces putting down an insurrection of bushwhackers. (Jun 16-20)

June 16, 1863 - Federal expedition from La Grange, TN, to Panola, MS. (Jun 16-24)

June 16, 1863 - Federal scout from Memphis to the Hatchie River, TN.

June 16, 1863 - The Confederates cross the Potomac River moving toward Pennsylvania as Maj. Gens. Joseph Hooker and Henry W. Halleck, USA, argue over Hooker's next move.

July 16, 1864 - General Jubal Early [CS] leaves Leesburg, Va and heads back west to the Shenandoah Valley.
June 16, 1864 - Skirmish at West Point, AR.

June 16, 1864 - Federal expedition from Kansas into Missouri, by order of Maj. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis, USA, commanding the Dept. of Kansas. (Jun 16-20)

June 16, 1864 - Federal expedition from Fort Leavenworth, KS, to Parley, et al, MO. (Jun 16-17)

June 16, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Reynolds, USA, is assigned to command of the forces being assembled at Morganza, LA, to operate against Mobile, AL.

June 16, 1864 - Affair on Big North Creek, near Preston, MO, with guerrillas.

June 16, 1864 - Action on the Bermuda Hundred, VA, front, as Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard, CSA, pulls his troops back to defend the Petersburg, VA, line, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

June 16, 1864 - Actions at Fort Clifton, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign. (Jun 16-17)

June 16, 1864 - Skirmish at New London, VA, with Maj. Gen. Breckinridge, CSA, The Lynchburg, VA, Campaign.

June 16, 1864 - Skirmish on Otter Creek, near Liberty, VA, The Lynchburg, VA, Campaign.

June 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Spencer, WV.

July 16, 1866 - Congress overrides Andrew Johnson's veto of the Freedman's Bureau bill.