1864 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 336

  • 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, Virginia
  • 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, Louisiana (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks)
  • May 19 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, Virginia (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 in US Civil War ends after 10,920 killed or 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 North Anna River, Virginia (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)
  • May 23 Battle of North Anna, Virginia, 1st of 3 days of fighting
  • May 25 Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia
  • May 26 Battle of Dallas, begins near Paulding County, Georgia (Atlanta Campaign), Union victory (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 Battle of Bethesda Church [Totopotomoy Creek], cavalry battle fought in Hanover County, Virginia, inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • May 31 Raid at Morgan's Kentucky
  • 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, Virginia

  • 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, North Carolina and Battle of Abingdon, Virginia
  • 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, Virginia (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
  • Jul 2 General Early and Confederate forces reach Winchester en route to Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 2 Statuary Hall in US Capitol forms
  • Jul 3 Battle of Chattahoochie River, Georia [until Jul 9]
  • Jul 3 Harpers Ferry, West Virginia - Federals evacuate in face of Early's advance
  • Jul 5 Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia (Skirmish at Pace's Ferry) fought during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War
  • Jul 5 Battle of Smith's Expedition, Mississippi (Tupelo, Harrisburg)
  • 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, Maryland, confederate forces led by Lieutenant General Jubal Early
  • Jul 11 Battle of Fort Stevens, DC (Early's Raid, Tennallytown, Maryland)
  • Jul 11 Confederate forces led by General 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 and injuring 109 of 955 aboard
  • Jul 17 CSA President Davis replaces General Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood
  • Jul 18 US President Abraham Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for military service
  • Jul 19 Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia (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

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jul 22 Battle of Atlanta: General Sherman's Union side defeats Confederate troops under General Hood, with 8,449 Confederate and 3,641 US casualties

  • Jul 23 Battle of Woodstock, Virginia
  • Jul 26 -31] Riot at McCook's to Lovejoy Station, Georgia
  • Jul 26 -31] Riot at Stoneman's to Macon, Georgia
  • Jul 26 Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie]
  • Jul 27 Battle of Darbytown, Virginia (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
  • Jul 29 Battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia, 3rd and last day
  • Jul 29 Battle of Macon, Georgia (Stoneman's Raid)
  • Jul 29 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 30 Battle of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - burned by Union forces under McCausland
  • Jul 30 Battle of Petersburg: General Burnsides fails in an attack on Petersburg in the Battle of the Crater

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