What Happened in July 1864

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 Battle of Petersburg, VA [->JUL 31] -front US3695 CS---
  • Jul 2 Gen Early & Confederate forces reach Winchester en route to Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 2 Statuary Hall in US Capitol forms
  • Jul 3 Battle of Chattahoochie River, GA [until Jul 9]
  • Jul 3 Harpers Ferry, WV - Federals evacuate in face of Early's advance
  • Jul 4 -9] Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia
  • Jul 5 Battle of Smith's Expedition, MS (Tupelo, Harrisburg)
  • Jul 6 Battle of Chattahoochee River, GA [->JUL 10] US730 CS600
  • Jul 7 S Middleton, MD -Early's Washington Raid-
  • Jul 8 The Shinsengumi sabotage the Choshu-han shishi's planned attack on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. This event is known as Ikedaya Jiken.
  • Jul 9 Battle of Monocacy, MD US1959 CS400
  • Jul 11 Battle of Fort Stevens, DC (Early's Raid, Tennallytown, MD)
  • Jul 11 Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 13 Early retreats from Washington City back to Shenandoah Valley
  • Jul 14 Gold is discovered in Helena, Montana
  • Jul 15 Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 & injuring 109 of 955 aboard
  • Jul 17 CSA President Davis replaces Gen Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood
  • Jul 18 President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for milt service
  • Jul 19 Third Battle of Winchester, VA (Stephenson's Depot) [->JUL 20]
  • Jul 20 Battle at Stephenson's Depot Virginia: 200 killed or injured
  • Jul 20 Battle of Peachtree Creek-Atlanta Campaign
  • Jul 22 Battle of Atlanta-Hood attacks Sherman, 8,449 Confederate and 3,641 US soldiers die
  • Jul 23 Battle of Woodstock, VA
  • Jul 26 -31] Riot at McCook's to Lovejoy Station GA, US600 CS---
  • Jul 26 -31] Riot at Stoneman's to Macon GA, US1000 CS---
  • Jul 26 Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie]
  • Jul 27 Battle of Darbytown, VA (Deep Bottom, Newmarket Road) (Strawberry Plains)
  • Jul 28 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • Jul 28 Battle of Atlanta, Georgia (Ezra Church) - second sortie US700 CS4642
  • Jul 29 3rd & last day of Battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • Jul 29 Battle of Macon, GA (Stoneman's Raid)
  • Jul 29 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 30 Battle of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - burned by Union forces under McCausland
  • Jul 30 Battle of the Crater: Gen Burnsides fails on attack of Petersburg

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Jul 31 Ulysses S. Grant is named General of Volunteers

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 6 Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazil, composer/conductor (Artemis)
  • Jul 9 Franz Miller, becomes first Train Murderer
  • Jul 11 Petar Danov, Bulgarian spiritual teacher (d. 1944)
  • Jul 12 George Washington Carver, botanist (studied the peanut) [or Jan 10]
  • Jul 13 John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)
  • Jul 15 Marie Tempest, [Marie Susan Etherington], actress (Yellow Sands)
  • Jul 18 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", born in Braunschweig (d. 1947)
  • Jul 18 Phillip Snowden, British politician, 1st Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, born Cowling, Yorkshire (d. 1937)
  • Jul 20 Erik Karlfeldt, Sweden, poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)
  • Jul 21 Frances Folsom Cleveland, 1st lady (1885-89, 93-97)
  • Jul 23 Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)
  • Jul 24 Frank Wedekind, German playwright (The "Lulu" plays)
  • Jul 24 Michel Gaston Carraud, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 Samuel Allen Rice, US Union brig-gen, dies of injuries at 36
  • Jul 16 Victor JB Girardey, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 27
  • Jul 17 Daniel McCook Jr, US Union-brig-gen, dies at 29
  • Jul 17 Dirk Dark Curtius, attorney/liberal minister of Justice, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 James Birdseye Mcpherson, US Union gen-major, dies in battle at 35
  • Jul 22 William Henry Talbot Walker, Confederate gen-mjr, dies in battle at 47
  • Jul 25 Clement Hoffman Stevens, Us banker/inventor/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 42
  • Jul 27 Margaret E Breckinridge, US nurse/daughter of VP John, dies
  • Jul 28 Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 28 Samuel Benton, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at about 44
  • Jul 31 Louis Hachette, French publisher, dies at 64