June 19 In Civil War History

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This date in Civil War history
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June 19, 1861 - Skirmish at New Creek, WV.

June 19, 1861 - Pro-Unionists of Virginia meet in Wheeling, WV, to elect Francis Henry Pierpont as the provisional governor of the potential new state of West Virginia.

June 19, 1862 - Lincoln signs the bill forbidding slavery in U. S. Territories.

June 19, 1862 - Federal expedition to the Blue Mountains and skirmish near Knight's Cove, AR, with Rebel guerrillas.

June 19, 1862 - Skirmish on the Charles City Road, near Richmond, VA, as Col. William L. Brown, USA, 20th IN Infantry withdraws.

June 19, 1862 - Skirmish near Winchester, VA.

June 19, 1863 - The siege of Vicksburg is ongoing.

June 19, 1863 - The siege of Port Hudson is ongoing.

June 19, 1863 - Lieut. Col. James F. Curtis, of the 4th California Infantry, is assigned to the command the District of Southern CA, relieving Col. Ferris Forman.

June 19, 1863 - Confederate raid on Bayou Goula, LA.

June 19, 1863 - Maj. Gen. Edward O. Ord, USA, replaces Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand, USA, in the command of the 13th US Army Corps.

June 19, 1863 - Action on the Coldwater, near Hernando, MS.

June 19, 1863 - Skirmishes near Panola, MS.(Jun 19-20)

June 19, 1863 - Skirmishes at Knoxville, TN, with Col. William Sanders, USA. (Jun 19-20)

June 19, 1863 - Affair at Lenoir's Station, TN, with Col. William Sanders, USA.

June 19,1863 - , Skirmish at Triune, TN.

June 19, 1863 - Action at Middleburg, VA, as the Army of Northern Virginia moves north toward Pennsylvania.

June 19, 1864 - Following an hour-long battle off the coast of France, the CSS Alabama sinks after being hit by several rounds from the guns of the USS Kearsarge. An English yacht rescues the crew.

June 19, 1864 - Skirmish at Hahn's Farm, near Waldron, AR, where the Yankees attack and rout the Texas Rangers.

June 19, 1864 - Skirmish at Iron Bridge, the Indian Territory.

June 19, 1864 - Affair at Bayou Grossetete, LA, where the Yankees drive in the Rebels and capture 100 head of cattle plus horses and mules.

June 19, 1864 - Federal scout from Mount Vernon, MO, with encounters with the Southerners. (Jun 19-25)

June 19, 1864 - Affair at Eagle Pass, TX, where renegades attack the Confederate positions.

June 19, 1864 - The Siege of Petersburg and Richmond, VA, by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses Simpson Grant, USA, and the Army of the Potomac. (Jun 19-Jul 31)

June 19, 1864 - The retreat of the Union forces under Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA, from Lynchburg, VA, to Meadow Bluff, WV, with skirmishes:
Liberty, VA (Jun 19)
Buford's Gap, VA (Jun 20)
Catawba Mountain, VA (Jun 21)
Salem, VA (Jun 21)
Cove Gap, WV (Jun 23)
New Castle, VA (Jun 23)
Sweet Sulphur Springs WV (Jun 23rd),
ending the Lynchburg, VA, Campaign. (Jun 19-29)

June 19, 1864 - Affair near Petersburg, WV, as Capt. McNeill, and his Virginia Partisans initially meet with success but are driven off.

June 19, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.

June 19, 1865 - Brig. Gen. Thomas J. McKean, USA, is assigned to the command of the District of Southwest Missouri.

June 19, 1865 - General Robert S. Granger declares Emancipation Day in Texas, the date when all Negroes are officially set free. Now celebrated as Juneteenth
 

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Polloco

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Never too old to learn ! I was always under the impression it was Gen. Gordon Granger who started Emancipation Day. Now I'm hearing it was Gen. Robert Granger.
 

Luke Freet

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Never too old to learn ! I was always under the impression it was Gen. Gordon Granger who started Emancipation Day. Now I'm hearing it was Gen. Robert Granger.
Yeah no it was Gordon Granger. I guess he confused the name.
 


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