06/27, June 27th 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 27, 1861 - The attack on Mathias Point, VA, York River, by the Federal gunboats, Pawnee and Freeborn, are repelled as they attempt to land Union forces.

June 27, 1861 - George P. Kane, Marshal of the Police of Baltimore, MD, is arrested.

June 27, 1861 - The Confederate capture of the side-wheeler, St. Nicholas, near Baltimore, MD, led by George N. Holllins.

June 27, 1862 - Skirmish at Stewart's Plantation, AR, with a Rebel ambush of a Union forage train, about 8 miles from Village Creek.

June 27, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance to the Williams Bridge, Amite River, LA, and skirmish. (Jun 27-29)

June 27, 1862 - Gen. Braxton Bragg assumes permanent command of Confederate Dept. No. 2, MS, as Federal mortars continued to bombard Vicksburg, MS.

June 27, 1862 - The Battle of Gaines' Mill, Cold Harbor, or the Chickahominy River, VA, as Brig. Gens. John Bell Hood, and George Pickett, CSA, finally break through Brig. Gen. Fitz John Porter's, USA, lines; Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, CSA, failing to attack.

June 27, 1862 - Skirmish at Fair Oaks, VA, with Maj. Gen. John Magruder, CSA.

June 27, 1862 - Action at Garnett's Farm, VA, with the Federals retreating toward Harrison Landing, VA, and the protection of US Gunboats.

June 27, 1863 - The siege of Vicksburg is ongoing.

June 27, 1863 - The siege of Port Hudson is ongoing.

June 27, 1863 - Brig. Gen. Martin Edwin Green, CS A, is mortally wounded by a Federal sharpshooter while scanning the enemy's position at Vicksburg, MS, shot through the head, and dying instantly.

June 27, 1863 - Action at Carthage, MO.

June 27, 1863 - The Army Corps of Lieut. Gens. James Longstreet and A. P. Hill, CSA, arrive at Chambersburg, PA.

June 27, 1863 - The capture of York, PA, by Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early, CSA.

June 27, 1863 - Skirmish at Fairfield, TN.

June 27, 1863 - Skirmishes at Fosterville and Guy's Gap, TN.

June 27, 1863 - Manchester, TN, is occupied by the Union forces.

June 27, 1863 - Action at Shelbyville, TN.

June 27, 1863 - Skirmish near Fairfax Court-House, VA, with Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart's CSA Cavalry capturing some of the Union forces.

June 27, 1864 - Skirmish in Big Cove Valley, 6 miles northeast of Huntsville, AL, as the Federals chase the Rebels into the hills near Blevingston Gap.

June 27, 1864 - Federal scout from Brownsville, AR, to the vicinity of St. Charles, were bushwhackers and Confederates are reported to be in large numbers. (Jun 27-29)

June 27, 1864 - The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, GA, where Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's, CSA, well entrenched army repels and does great damage to the attacking columns of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA.

June 27, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Charles Garrison Harker, USA, is mortally wounded while leading his men in a charge atop his horse against the Confederate position at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, GA, receiving his death wound from a Confederate sharpshooter.

June 27, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Daniel McCook, Jr., USA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, GA, while leading his men in a charge against the Confederate earthworks.

June 27, 1864 - Affair at Crittenden, KY, as the town is attacked by Confederates assembling to capture a wagon train. The Federals rush forward men to protect the train.

June 27, 1864 - Affairs near Dunksburg, MO, against guerrilla. (Jun 27-28)

June 27, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, USA, resumes the command of the 2nd US Army Corps, the Army of the Potomac, the Petersburg, VA, Campaign.

June 27, 1865 - William Henry Penrose, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 27, 1865 - The US Army announced the following assignments:
Military Division of the Atlantic - Maj. Gen. George Meade
Dept. of Alabama - Maj. Gen. Charles R. Woods
Dept. of Florida - Maj. Gen. John G. Foster
23rd US Army Corps, FL - Brig. Gen. Samuel P. Carter
Dept. of Georgia - Maj. Gen. James B. Steedman
Dept. of North Carolina - Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield
Military Division of the Gulf - Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan
Dept of Louisiana & Texas - Maj. Gen. Edward R.S. Canby
Union Post of Galveston TX - Col. Frederick W. Moore,
83rd Ohio Infantry, in addition to the 3rd Brigade,2nd
Division, the 13th US Army Corps.
Military Division of the Mississippi - Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman (reorganized)
Dept. of Mississippi - Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum
Dept. of the Missouri - Maj. Gen. John Pope
Dept. of Arkansas - Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Reynolds
Dept. of Kentucky - Maj. Gen. John M. Palmer
Middle Dept. - Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock
Dept. of the East - Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker
Dept. of Virginia - Maj. Gen. Alfred H. Terry
1st Sub-District of St. Louis, MO, Col David Moore,51st MO
Infantry - Col. David Moore, 41st Missouri Infantry, vice
Joseph Weydemeyer, Missouri Infantry, is relieved of
Dept. of the Ohio - Maj. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord
Military Division of the Pacific is created, to consist of the
Dept. of California and the Columbia.
Military Division of the Pacific - Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck
Dept. of California is created, to consist of the States of
California and Nevada and the Territories of New Mexico
and Arizona.
Dept. of California - Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell
Dept. of the Columbia is created, to consist of the State of
Oregon and the Territories of Idaho and Washington.
Dept. of the Columbia, Oregon - Brig. Gen. George Wright
Dept. of Washington - Maj. Gen. Christopher C. Augur
Military Division of Tennessee - Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas
Dept. of Tennessee - Maj. Gen. George Stoneman

June 27, 1876 - June 29, 1876 - Reform New York governor Samuel Tilden easily won the Democratic nomination for President at the convention in St. Louis.