06/23, June 23rd In Civil War History


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

June 23, 1861 - Thomas J. Jackson destroys 42 engines and nearly 400 cars of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Martinsburg, Virginia.

June 23, 1861 - The Federal blockade ship, the USS Massachusetts, captures 4 blockade runners in the Gulf of Mexico.

June 23, 1861 - Skirmish at Righter, WV.

June 23, 1862 - At his Dabbs House headquarters, Robert E. Lee plans a counterattack against Union forces preparing to lay siege to Richmond.

June 23, 1862 - John Robert Jones, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 23, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance toward Augusta, AR.

June 23, 1862 - Skirmish at Pineville, MO, with a rout of the Confederates.

June 23, 1862 - Skirmish near Raytown, MO, results in a Union retreat.

June 23, 1862 - Operations about Sibley and Pink Hill, MO, including the capture of Rebels implicated in capturing and plundering the steamer, Little Blue. (Jun 23-Jul 1)

June 23, 1862 - Brig. Gen. Benjamin Alvord, USA, is assigned to the command of the District of Oregon.

June 23, 1862 - Operations around New Kent Court-House, VA, as Capt. Robert B. Ward, 11th PA Cavalry, moves to capture a Pro-south Mr. Toler.

June 23, 1862 - President Lincoln leaves Washington, DC, for New York and West Point, to confer with retired Bvt. Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, USA, on the current state of military affairs.

June 23, 1863 - Army of the Cumberland begins the Tullahoma Campaign against the Army of Tennessee

June 23, 1863 - Forward units of the Army of Northern Virginia begin crossing the Potomac River into Maryland northwest of Harper's Ferry.

June 23, 1863 - Alfred Napoleon Alexander Duffie, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen. Alexander Stewart Webb, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 23, 1863 - The Confederates attack and capture the Union garrison at Brashear City, LA.

June 23, 1863 - Union raid on Brookhaven, and skirmish at Rocky Creek, near Ellisville, MS, and the destruction of several railroad cars. (Jun 23-26)

June 23, 1863 - Skirmish at Papinsville, MO.

June 23, 1863 - Skirmishes at, and the Federal destruction of, Sibley, MO, after being fired on from within the town by bushwhackers.

June 23, 1863 - Affair at Canon Station, the Nevada Territory, as a couple of Union privates leave the station to go hunting. They are captured by Indians and killed.

June 23, 1863 - Skirmishes at Rover and Unionville, TN.

June 23, 1863 - Federal expedition from Yorktown to the South Anna Bridge, VA, and skirmish, by Maj. Gen. John A. Dix, USA, commanding the US Dept. of Virginia. (Jun 23-28)

June 23. 1863 - The siege of Vicksburg is ongoing.

June 23, 1863 - The siege of Port Hudson is ongoing.

June 23, 1864 - Stephen Dill Lee. C.S.A.. is appointed Lieut. Gen. Alexander Peter Stewart. C.S.A.. is appointed Lieut. Gen.

June 23. 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.

June 23, 1864 - Skirmish at Okolona, MS.

June 23, 1864 - Skirmish at Collierville, TN.

June 23, 1864 - Confederate attack on the train near La Fayette, TN.

June 23, 1864 - Skirmishes near Falls Church and Centreville.VA, with Lieut. Col. John S. Mosby, CSA. (Jun 23-24)

June 23, 1864 - Skirmish at Jones' Bridge, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

June 23, 1864 - Confederate operations in the Shenandoah Valley, VA, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. (Jun 23-Aug 3)

June 23, 1864 - Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early's, CSA, Confederate command advances from Lynchburg to Winchester, VA. (Jun 23-Jul 2)

June 23, 1864 - President Lincoln returns to Washington, from Petersburg, VA.

June 23, 1865 - Rear Admiral Samuel DuPont dies unexpectedly in Philadelphia, PA.

June 23, 1865 - Brig. Gen. Stand Watie. CSA. the Cherokee Indian Nation, surrenders his Confederate Forces, comprised of Cherokee. Creek. Osage. and Creek Indians, at Doaksville. near Fort Townson. Indian Territory.

June 23, 1865 - Brig. Gen. Thomas J. McKean, US Army, assumes the command of the District of Southwest Missouri.

June 23, 1970 - Ford's Theater is named a National Historic Site.