June 1864 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 -Nov] Shenandoah Valley campaign
  • Jun 1 Battle of Cold Harbor, VA (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm)
  • Jun 1 Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.
  • Jun 2 Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jun 3 General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Jun 5 Battle of Piedmont, VA (Augusta City)
  • Jun 6 Battle of Lake Chicot, AR (Dutch Bayou)

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 7 Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Jun 9 Battle of Big Shanty, GA
  • Jun 9 Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, GA (Pine Mt, Pine Knob, Golgotha)
  • Jun 10 Battle of Kellar's Bridge KY (Licking River)
  • Jun 11 -12] Battle of Trevillian Station, VA (Central Railroad)
  • Jun 11 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm
  • Jun 11 Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: Gen Hobsons unit caught
  • Jun 11 Battle of Laurel Hill, WV
  • Jun 11 Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg
  • Jun 12 Lee sends Early into Shenandoah Valley
  • Jun 12 Skirmish at Mcafee's Cross Road Georgia, about 57 dies in battle
  • Jun 14 US Union warship USS Kearsarge appears off Cherbourg
  • Jun 15 -17] Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia

BattleBattle of Interest

Jun 15 Battle for Petersburg begins as General Ulysses S. Grant assaults Confederate line

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Jun 15 Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James R Va
  • Jun 15 US Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers
  • Jun 15 Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery
  • Jun 16 Battle of Lynchburg, VA
  • Jun 16 Skirmish at Golgotha, Georgia
  • Jun 16 Union General Ulysses S. Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va
  • Jun 17 -18] Confederate troops pull back out Solves/lost Mt, Georgia
  • Jun 17 640m long ponton bridge over James River Virginia finished
  • Jun 17 General John B Hood replaces General Johnston
  • Jun 17 Skirmish at Mud Creek/Noyes's (Nose) Creek, Georgia
  • Jun 18 At Petersburg, Grant ends 4 days of assaults
  • Jun 19 CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
  • Jun 19 Skirmish at Pine Knob Georgia
  • Jun 20 Battle of Kinston, NC, & Battle of Abingdon, VA
  • Jun 20 Battle of Petersburgs, VA - in trenches
  • Jun 20 Skirmish at Lattermore's Mills/Powder Springs Georgia
  • Jun 21 New Zealand Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends
  • Jun 22 Battle of Ream's Station, VA (Wilson's Raid)
  • Jun 22 Skirmish at Culp's (Kulp's) House, Georgia
  • Jun 25 Horse tramway at the Hague, opens
  • Jun 25 Petersburg Campaign-Federals begin digging tunnels under Reb lines
  • Jun 27 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain GA
  • Jun 29 Grand Trunk Railway accident; 100 killed
  • Jun 29 Samuel Crowther, bishop of Niger, becomes the first Black bishop of the Church of England

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 3 Ransom Eli Olds, auto (Oldsmobile) & truck (REO) manufacturer
  • Jun 4 Nassau William Senior, British economist
  • Jun 13 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist (d. 1922)
  • Jun 13 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator and historian (d. 1939)
  • Jun 14 Alois Alzheimer, Marktbreit, Bavaria, German psychiatrist/neuropathologist (Alzheimer Disease)
  • Jun 20 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, born in Drachten, Friesland (d. 1919)
  • Jun 21 Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss art historian (d. 1945)
  • Jun 22 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
  • Jun 25 Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist (Nobel 1920)
  • Jun 29 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Solomon George Washington Dill, poor white ally of African Americans, assassinated in his home by white terrorists in SC
  • Jun 1 Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (b. 1812)
  • Jun 2 George Pierce Doles, US businessman/Confed brig-general, dies at 34
  • Jun 3 James P McMahon, US Union colonel (164th NY), dies in battle
  • Jun 3 Peter A Porter, US Union colonel (8th NY), dies in battle
  • Jun 5 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 39
  • Jun 14 Leonidas Polk, general, killed in action in Battle of Pine Mt
  • Jun 19 George Lincoln Prescott, US Union brig-gen, dies of injuries
  • Jun 27 Charles Garrison Harker, US Union-brig-general, dies in battle at 26