06/29, June 29th In Civil War History


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

June 29, 1857 - President James Buchanan responds to Brigham Young chasing federal judges William Drummond, George Stiles and John Kinney from the territory of Utah by ordering William Harney to advance to Utah and protect the new territorial governor and judges.

June 29, 1862 - The capture of the British steamer, Ann, a blockade runner, under the guns of Fort Morgan, AL.

June 29, 1862 - The Confederate Dept. of Alabama, and West Florida is discontinued.

June 29, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance from Front Royal to Luray, VA, and skirmish. (Jun 29-30)

June 29, 1862 - Skirmish on the James River Road, near Willis' Church, VA.

June 29, 1862 - Skirmish at Jordan's Ford, VA.

June 29, 1862 - The Battle of Savage Station, on the Richmond and York River Railroad, VA. Day 5 of the 7 days battles.

June 29, 1862 - Brig. Gen. Richard Griffith, C.S.A., is mortally wounded at the Battle of Savage Station, and is transported to and dies in Richmond, VA.

June 29, 1862 - The Engagement at Peach Orchard, or Allen's Farm, near Fair Oaks Station, VA, as Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, continues to press on against the retreating Army of the Potomac.

June 29, 1862 - Skirmish on the Williamsburg Road, near Fair Oaks Station, VA.

June 29, 1862 - Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel, US Army, assumes the command of the 1st US Army Corp, the Army of Virginia.

June 29, 1862 - Affair at Moorefield, WV.

June 29, 1863 - The siege of Vicksburg is ongoing.

June 29, 1863 - The siege of Port Hudson is ongoing.

June 29, 1863 - The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
George Armstrong Custer, USA
Elon John Farnsworth, USA
Wesley Merritt, USA

June 29, 1863 - Skirmishes at Columbia and Creelsborough, KY.

June 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Mound Plantation, LA.

June 29, 1863 - Affairs at Lisbon and Poplar Springs, MD.

June 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Muddy Branch, MD.

June 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Westminster, MD, with Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart, CSA.

June 29, 1863 - Skirmishes at Messinger's Ferry, Big Black River, MS. (Jun 29-30)

June 29, 1863 - Skirmish at McConnellsburg, PA, as the Northern and Southern armies continue to concentrate toward Cashtown and Gettysburg, PA.

June 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Decherd, TN, as Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans, USA, advances.

June 29, 1863 - Skirmish near Hillsborough, TN.

June 29, 1863 - Skirmish near Lexington, TN.

June 29, 1863 - Skirmishes near Tullahoma, TN. (Jun 29-30)

June 29, 1863 - Confederate expedition, under Col. William L. Jackson, CSA, to Beverly, WV. (Jun 29-Jul 4)

June 29, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.

June 29, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Joseph Pannell Taylor, USA, dies at Washington, DC, from natural causes.

June 29, 1864 - Amos Beebe Eaton, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

June 29, 1864 - Affair at Pond Springs, Northern AL.

June 29, 1864 - Skirmish at Meffleton Lodge, AR.

June 29, 1864 - Skirmish at Davis' Bend, LA.

June 29, 1864 - Skirmish at La Fayette, TN.

June 29, 1864 - Skirmishes at Charlestown and Duffield's Station, WV, as Lieut. Col. John S. Mosby, CSA, captures 25, destroys a storehouse and telegraph wires, escaping across the Shenandoah Valley into Loudoun County by Berry's Ferry.

June 29, 1865 - Skirmish with Indians near Fort Dodge, Kansas, as a party of about 40 Indians charged upon one of the cattle herds belonging to a Mexican train, killing 2 Mexican herdsmen; the Indians fail to capture any livestock as the soldiers are fast on their trail in chasing them away.