06/18, June 18th In Civil War History

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This date in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

June 18, 1812 - Congress (79-49 in the House, 19-13 in the Senate) declares war on the empire of Great Britain.

June 18, 1860 - June 23, 1860 - The Democrats reconvene in Baltimore to select a nominee, but Douglas can't make the necessary 2/3 majority until the anti-Douglas delegates leave on June 22 and the floor rules are changed to require 2/3 vote of the members present. On June 23rd the Convention nominates Stephen Douglas and Herschel V. Johnson.

June 18, 1861 - Skirmish at Edward's Ferry, MD, with Brig. Gen. Charles P. Stone, USA.

June 18, 1861 - Skirmish at Camp Cole, MO, with Pro-Union Home Guards.

June 18, 1862 - Skirmish at Wilson's Gap, KY, and TN, and the occupation of Cumberland Gap by Brig. Gen. George W. Morgan, USA.

June 18, 1862 - Skirmish at Hambright's Station, MO.

June 18, 1862 - Brig. Gen. Paul O. Hebert, CSA, assumes command of the District of Texas.

June 18, 1862 - The Reserve Army Corps, under the command of Brig. Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis, USA, is constituted, VA.

June 18, 1862 - Skirmish near Fair Oaks, VA with Brig. Gen. Joseph Hooker. USA.

June 18, 1862 - Skirmish on the Nine Mile or the Williamsburg Road, near Richmond, VA, with Brig. Gen. J. B. Kershaw, CSA.

June 18, 1862 - Skirmish near Winchester, VA.

June 18, 1862 - 6 members of Andrews Raiders are hung in Atlanta.

June 18, 1863 - Skirmish at Plaquemines, LA.

June 18, 1863 - Skirmish at Belmont, MS.

June 18, 1863 - Affair at Birdsong Ferry, Big Black River, MS, with Confederate Cavalry.

June 18, 1862 - Skirmish at the Coldwater Bridge, MS.

June 18, 1863 - After long neglect, Confederates hurriedly improve fortifications at Vicksburg.

June 18, 1863 - Skirmish near Rocheport, MO.

June 18, 1863 - Skirmish on Edisto Island, SC, with a rebel attack on the Union pickets there.

June 18, 1863 - Skirmish near Aldie, VA.

June 18, 1863 - Federal scout on the Peninsula, VA, near the York River, and towards Barhamsville, above Williamsburg, VA, to locate the position of any Confederates.

June 18, 1863 - Federal scout from Camp Piatt, on the Big and Little Coal Rivers, WV, including 10 miles up the Pond Fork with no contact. (Jun 18-19)

June 18, 1863 - Major General John McClernand is relieved of command by Ulysses S. Grant for insubordination.

June 18, 1863 - The siege of Vicksburg is ongoing.

June 18, 1863 - The siege of Port Hudson is ongoing.

June 18, 1864 - William Lindsay Brandon, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 18, 1864 - Skirmish at Acworth, GA.

June 18, 1864 - Skirmish at Allatoona, GA.

June 18, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Thomas W Sherman, USA, assumes the command of the Defenses of New Orleans, LA.

June 18, 1864 - Federal scout from Kansas City, MO. (Jun 18-20)

June 18, 1864 - Confederates from Chariton County descend on Laclede, MO, and are pursued by the Yankees, after raiding the town. (Jun 18-19)

June 18, 1864 - Skirmish at King and Queen Court-House, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

June 18, 1864 - Maj. Gen. David B. Birney, USA, is temporarily in command of the 2nd US Army Corps, VA, as Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, USA, is wounded, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

June 18, 18634- Brig. Gen. William T. H. Brooks, USA, assumes the command of the 10th US Army Corps, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

June 18, 1930 - Appomattox declared a U. S. War Department Battlefield Site.
 
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