Historical Events in June 1862

  • Jun 1 2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Va (11,165 casualties)

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Jun 1 General Robert E. Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at Seven Pines

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Jun 1 Slavery abolished in all US possessions
  • Jun 2 Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virgin during US Civil War
  • Jun 2 Raid at Early's: Maryland towards Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 4 Confederates evacuate Fort Pillow, Tennessee
  • Jun 6 Battle of Memphis-city is surrendered
  • Jun 6 Skirmish at Harrisonburg, PA
  • Jun 7 Skirmish at Union Church, VA (Peninsular)
  • Jun 7 Gen B Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed & destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
  • Jun 7 The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.
  • Jun 8 Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia
  • Jun 9 Battle of Port Republic, last of 5 battles in Jacksons Valley camp

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Jun 15 Gen Jeb Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • Jun 19 Slavery outlawed in US territories
  • Jun 20 Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
  • Jun 25 Battle of Oak Grove, VA (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days
  • Jun 26 Battle of Beaver Dam Creek-Union repulses Confederacy in Virginia
  • Jun 26 Day 2 of 7 Days-Battle of Mechanicsville VA (Meadow Bridge)
  • Jun 26 US Army of Virginia established under Gen John Pope
  • Jun 27 -28] Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia
  • Jun 27 Battle of Gaines' Mill, VA (Cold Harbor, Chickahominy Bluffs) Day 3
  • Jun 28 Day 4 of 7 Day Battle of Savage's Station [Garnett's Farm] in Virginia
  • Jun 29 Day 5 of 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station, Va
  • Jun 30 Battle at Nelson's Farm/Glendale/Frayser's Farm, Virginia: Confederate assault attack. 6th day of 7 days battles US Civil War
  • Jun 30 Gustave Flaubert completes "Salammbo"