1864 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 345

  • May 12 US Union colonel Emory Upton (24) promoted to brigadier general
  • May 13 -16] Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca Georgia
  • May 15 Battle of New Market, Virginia
  • May 15 Skirmish at Marksville (Avoyelles) (Red River Campaign)
  • May 16 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca, ends (since May 13)
  • May 16 Battle of Bermuda Hundred, VA
  • May 16 Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties)
  • May 17 Battle of Adairsville Georgia, Union forces Confederates to retreat
  • May 18 Battle of Yellow Bayou, LA (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks)
  • May 19 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA (Bermuda Hundred)
  • May 19 Last engagement in series of battles known as Spotsylvania
  • May 19 Skirmish at Cassville Georgia
  • May 20 Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured
  • May 20 Spotsylvania campaign ends after 10,920 killed/injured
  • May 21 Gen David Hunter takes command of Department of West Virginia
  • May 21 Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning.
  • May 22 Battle of N Anna River, VA (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)
  • May 23 Battle of North Anna, Va, 1st of 3 days of fighting
  • May 25 Battle of New Hope Church, GA
  • May 26 Battle of Dallas, Georgia begins (US Civil War)
  • May 26 -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
  • May 26 Territory of Montana formed
  • May 27 Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia
  • May 29 Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz
  • May 30 Cavalry fight at Battle of Bethesda Church/Totopotomoy Creek Virginia during US Civil War
  • May 31 Raid at Morgan's Kentucky
  • 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
  • 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

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