June 1864 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 -Nov] Shenandoah Valley campaign
  • Jun 1 Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia (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, Virginia (Augusta City)
  • Jun 6 Battle of Lake Chicot, Arkansas (Dutch Bayou)

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 7 Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by the Republican Party

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Jun 9 Battle of Big Shanty, Georgia
  • Jun 9 Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia (Pine Mt, Pine Knob, Golgotha)
  • Jun 10 Battle of Kellar's Bridge Kentucky (Licking River)
  • Jun 11 Battle of Trevillian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War, begins in Louisa County, Virginia
  • Jun 11 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf, in San Francisco, washed away in storm
  • Jun 11 Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: General Hobsons unit caught
  • Jun 11 Battle of Laurel Hill, West Virginia
  • Jun 11 CSS Alabama, a Confederate screw sloop-of-war, arrives in port at Cherbourg, France
  • Jun 12 General Lee sends Jubal A. Early into Shenandoah Valley
  • Jun 12 Skirmish at Mcafee's Cross Road, Georgia, about 57 die 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 of Petersburg begins as General Ulysses S. Grant assaults the Confederate line at the important Southern rail center of Petersburg

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Jun 15 Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James River, Virginia
  • Jun 15 US Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers
  • Jun 15 Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, Virginia) becomes a military cemetery
  • Jun 16 Battle of Lynchburg, VA
  • Jun 16 Skirmish at Golgotha, Georgia
  • 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 Battle of Petersburg: Ulysses S. Grant ends four days of assaults and begins a nine month siege
  • 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 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 Battle of Petersburg: Union forces begin digging tunnels under Confederate 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 brigadier 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, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies of injuries at 35
  • Jun 27 Charles Garrison Harker, US Union-brigadier general, dies in battle at 26