June 1863 in History

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 Harriet Tubman leads Union guerrillas into Maryland, freeing slaves

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman
  • Jun 5 Battle of Franklin's Crossing, VA (Deep Run)
  • Jun 5 CSS "Alabama" captures "Tailsman" in Mid Atlantic
  • Jun 6 Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA & Williamsport, MD

BattleBattle of Interest

Jun 7 Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA-Jefferson Davis' home burnt

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • Jun 7 Mexico City captured by French troops
  • Jun 9 Battle of Brandy Station, VA (Fleetwood, Beverly Ford)

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 10 Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Miss; Nathan Bedford Forrest w/3500 defeats 8000 Feds

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Jun 13 Second Battle of Winchester VA
  • Jun 13 Samuel Butler publishes 1st part of "Erewhon", Christchurch, NZ
  • Jun 13 Skirmish at Berryville Virginia
  • Jun 14 Battle of 2nd Winchester, Virginia
  • Jun 15 2nd battle at Winchester Va, ends in Federal defeat; 1350 casualities
  • Jun 17 Battle at Middleburg, Virginia
  • Jun 17 Battle of Aldie, Confederates fail to drive back Union in Virginia
  • Jun 17 Naval Engagement at Warsaw Sound GA-USS Weehawken vs CSS Atlanta
  • Jun 17 Travelers Insurance Co of Hartford chartered (1st accident insurer)
  • Jun 18 After long neglect, Confederates hurriedly fortify Vicksburg
  • Jun 19 Battle at Middleburg Virginia (100+ casualties)
  • Jun 20 1st bank chartered in US (National Bank of Davenport Iowa)
  • Jun 20 Skirmish at Greencastle, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 20 West Virginia admitted as 35th US state of the Union
  • Jun 21 Battle at Upperville Virginia, 389 casualities
  • Jun 23 Tullahoma campaign, TN
  • Jun 24 Planning an invasion of Pennsylvania, Lee's army crosses Potomac
  • Jun 25 US General George Meade replaces General Hooker to be more aggressive
  • Jun 27 Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia
  • Jun 29 Battle at Westminster Maryland: Federal assault

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 George Armstrong Custer, aged 23 appointed Union Brigadier General

  • Jun 29 Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 29 Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa
  • Jun 30 Battles in Hanover, Pennsylvania: 80 casualties
  • Jun 30 Dutch colony Suriname counts population of 33,000 slaves
  • Jun 30 Skirmish at Sporting Hill Pennsylvania

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 4 Edmond R H Regout, Dutch industrialist/politician
  • Jun 10 Louis M A Couperus, Dutch poet/writer (Eline Vere)
  • Jun 11 Eduard David, German undersecretary (constitution of Weimar)
  • Jun 13 Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)
  • Jun 17 Duke Charles Michael of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1934)
  • Jun 18 George Essex Evans, Australian poet (d. 1909)
  • Jun 21 Max Wolf, German astronomer (d. 1932)
  • Jun 25 Emile Francqui, Belgian soldier (d. 1935)
  • Jun 29 James Harvey Robinson, Ill, historian (Ordeal of Civilization)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 9 Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis, Union major, dies in battle at 30
  • Jun 17 Isham W Garrott, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
  • Jun 26 Andrew Hull Foote, US Union lt admiral, dies
  • Jun 27 Martin E Green, Confederate brig-general, shot dead at 38