Historical Events on June 15, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • -17] Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia

BattleBattle of Interest

Battle of Petersburg begins as General Ulysses S. Grant assaults the Confederate line at the important Southern rail center of Petersburg

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James R Va

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • US Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers