June 10 In Civil War History

Jim Klag

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On this day in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

June 10 Birthdays

1818 - John Stuart Williams, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky (d. 1898)
1820 - Andrew Porter, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (d. 1872)
1821 - Christopher Columbus Augur, American Major General (Union Army), born in Kendall, New York (d. 1898)
1833 - Lucius E. Polk, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Salisbury, North Carolina. (d. 1892)

June 10 Antebellum Events

1832 - Lincoln's militia unit is mustered out, ending his involvement in the Blackhawk War.
1832 - Andrew Jackson vetoes the Second National Bank Renewal Act with a list of economic and constitutional objections.
1850 - Whig Millard Fillmore is inaugurated President of the United States.

Monday June 10 1861
  • Engagement at Big Bethel, or Bethel Church, VA, 8 miles from Newport News, VA. Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, is defeated by Col. John Bankhead Magruder, CSA, and retreats back to Fortress Monroe, Hampton, VA.
  • Brig. Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, CSA, is placed in the command of all the Confederate forces in the Virginia counties of Prince William, Fairfax, and Loudoun.
  • The Rockville MD, Expedition, Col. Charles Stone, 14th US Infantry, commanding a Federal expedition from Washington, D.C., to Edwards' Ferry, Potomac River, MD. (Jun 10-Jul 7)
Tuesday June 10 1862
  • Operations on the White River, AR, 8 miles below Saint Charles, with the disabling of the gunboat, USS Mound City. (Jun 10-Jul 14)
  • Skirmish on James Island, SC, near Charleston, SC, with Union pickets.
  • Skirmish at Rogers'Gap, TN.
  • Skirmish at Wilson's Gap, TN.
  • Skirmish at Winchester, TN.
  • Maj. Gens. Ulysses Simpson Grant, Don Carlos Buell, and John Pope, USA, are ordered to resume the command of their separate Union Army Corps, TN.
  • Skirmish at the mouth of West Fork, WV.
Wednesday June 10 1863
  • William Thomas Harbaugh Brooks, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.
  • Skirmish at Seneca Mills, MD, as Maj. John S. Mosby and his Virginia Partisan Rangers surprise and burn the Federal camp there before retiring back across the Potomac.
  • Skirmish at Edwards Station, MS, as Admiral Daniel Farragut continues his almost nonstop mortar bombardment of Vicksburg, MS.
  • Maj. Gen. William Thomas Harbaugh Brooks, USA, assumes the command of the Dept. of the Monongahela, PA.
  • Maj. Gen. Darius Nash Couch, USA, assumes the command of the Dept. of the Susquehanna, PA.
  • Federal scout on Middleton and Eagleville Pikes, TN.
  • The capture of the Union steamer, Maple Leaf, off the coast of Cape Henry, VA, after leaving Fort Delaware with 97 Rebel prisoners who overpowered the Federals aboard ship.
  • Lieut. Gen. Richard S. Swell's, CSA, Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia leaves Culpeper, VA, and heads northwest towards Maryland.
Friday June 10 1864
  • John Smith Preston, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • Skirmish at Lewisburg, AR.
  • Skirmish at Calhoun, GA.
  • Operations about Marietta, Georgia, with combats between Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, and Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA, at:
    • Brush Mountain
    • Cheney's Farm
    • Gilgal Church
    • Kenesaw Mountain
    • Kolb's Farm
    • Lost Mountain
    • McAfee's Cross-Roads
    • Nickajack Creek
    • Noonday Creek
    • Noyes' Creek
    • Olley's Creek
    • Pine Hill
    • Powder Springs
      (Jun 10-Jul 3)
  • Affair near Benson's Bridge, KY, with Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA.
  • Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan's Confederate demonstration on Frankfort, KY. (Jun 10-12)
  • The capture of Lexington, KY by Maj. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CS A.
  • Maj. Gen. John G. Walker, CS A, is assigned to the command of the District of West Louisiana, and vice Maj. Gen. Richard Taylor, CSA, is relieved of command.
  • Operations in the District of Central Missouri, against guerrillas, where Brig. Gen. Egbert B. Brown, USA, commanding the District of Central Missouri reports 23 Union casualties after logging 3,810 miles by the various Yankee expeditions against guerrillas. (Jun 10-23)
  • Affair near Saint James, MO, with guerrillas dressed in Union uniforms. The guerrillas burn two railroad box-cars.
  • Federal scout from Sedalia to Renick's Farm, MO, and encounters with bushwackers. (Jun 10-15)
  • The Engagement at Brice's Cross-Roads (or Tishomingo Creek), near Guntown, MS, as Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, routs Brig. Gen. Samuel Davis Sturgis, USA. Forrest reports capturing 1,618 prisoners and scores upon scores of Federal ammunition, weapons, etc, while he reports losing 492 men.
  • Skirmish at Brownsburg, VA, and below as Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, CSA, attempts to intercept Maj. Gen. David Hunter's, USA, combined Union cavalry force on their way toward Lexington and Lynchburg.
  • Skirmish at Middlebrook, VA, The Lynchburg, VA, Campaign.
  • Affair near Newport, VA.
  • Skirmish at Old Church, VA, part of the Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, VA.
  • Skirmish at Waynesborough, VA, The Lynchburg, VA, Campaign.
  • Skirmish near Kabletown, WV, 5 miles above Snicker's Ferry.
Saturday June 10 1865
  • Col. John D. Allen, 15th US Missouri Cavalry, assumes the command of the District of Southwest Missouri.
June 10 Deaths

1875 - Henry L. Benning, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61 in Columbus, GA.