06/22, June 22nd In Civil War History


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

June 22, 1807 - British ship Leopard fires upon the U. S. ship Chesapeake off the coast of Virginia, then boards her in search of British deserters. They remove 4 men.

June 22, 1822 - Denmark Vesey's plot for a slave rebellion comes to light in Charleston, South Carolina.

June 22, 1848 - The "Independent Democratic Convention" is held in Utica, New York, and consists mostly of Barnburners. They nominate Martin Van Buren as candidate for President.

June 22, 1861 - Col. Harvey Brown, USA, commanding at Fort Pickens, FL, reports that he will not return any fugitive slaves to their masters unless he is ordered to do so.

June 22, 1861 - Pro-union men meet in Greeneville, TN, to pledge allegiance to the United States.
June 22, 1862 - Skirmish at Bayou des Allemands or Raceland, near Algiers, LA.

June 22, 1862 - Federal expedition from Ship Island, aboard the steamer, Creole, to Pass Christian, MS, to capture any Rebel vessels in the vicinity. None around.

June 22, 1862 - Federal scout from Strasburg to Moorefield and New Creek, WV, and Winchester, VA. (Jun 22-30)

June 22, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance to the left of White Oak Swamp, VA, about 16 miles south of Richmond, VA, with Brig. Gen. Erasmus D. Keyes, USA, under Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, USA. (Jun 22-23)

June 22, 1863 - The siege of Vicksburg is ongoing.

June 22, 1863 - The siege of Port Hudson is ongoing.

June 22, 1863 - Alfred Pleasonton, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

June 22, 1863 - Around Vicksburg, troops fought again on the Big Black River, at Jones’s Plantation near Birdsong Ferry, and at Hill’s Plantation near Bear Creek.

June 22, 1863 - The CSS Tacony captures 5 Union fishing boats off the coast of New England.

June 22, 1863 - Skirmish at Powell Valley, TN, with Col. William P. Sanders, USA.

June 22, 1863 Confederates continued to move north in Maryland and Virginia, with skirmishes near Aldie and Dover, Virginia, and at Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

June 22, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.

June 22, 1864 - Battle of Kolb's Farm - To prevent Joe Hooker [US] and John Schofield [US] from outflanking the Confederate Army, General John Bell Hood [CS] attacks, without orders. Atlanta campaign.

June 22, 1864 - Joseph Holt, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen. Elliott Warren Rice, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 22, 1864 - Skirmish at White River Station, on the White River, AR.

June 22, 1864 - Federal scout from Piney Green to Snead's Ferry and Swansboro, NC, where the Union Cavalry is ambushed on the road through a swamp, losing a few good men, but managing to burn a Rebel schooner laden with salt. (Jun 22-23)

June 22, 1864 - Engagement near the Jerusalem Plank Road, Petersburg, VA, where Lieut. Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill, CSA, repels the forces under Maj. Gens. David B. Birney, USA, and Horatio G. Wright, USA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

June 22, 1864 - Federal expedition, with Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA, Cavalry against the South Side and Danville Railroad, VA, with skirmishes at the following:
Reams' Station (Jun 22)
near Nottoway Court-House (Jun 23)
at Staunton River Bridge, or Roanoke Station (Jun 25)
Sappony Church, or Stony Creek (Jun 28-29)
Reams' Station (Jun 29),
the Richmond, VA, Campaign. (Jun 22-Jul 2)

June 22, 1864 - Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA, assumes the command of the Dept. of Western VA, and East Tennessee.

June 22, 1865 - Brig. Gen. Morgan L. Smith, US Army, is relieved from the command of the District of Vicksburg, MS.

June 22, 1865 - Unaware that the war is over, the CSS Shenandoah continues to prey on Union whaling ships in the Bering Sea.