June 9 In Civil War History

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

June 9 Birthdatys

1833 - John Rogers Cooke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Jefferson Barracks, MO. (d. 1891)

Sunday June 9 1861

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Monday June 9 1862
  • George Burgwyn Anderson, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • Beverly Holcombe Robertson, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
    • Stephen Gano Burbridge, USA
    • George Henry Gordon, USA
    • Charles Griffin, USA
    • Julius White, USA
  • Federal reconnaissance to Baldwyn and Guntown, MS, south of Corinth, MS, and skirmish. (Jun 9-10)
  • Engagement at Grand Gulf, MS, with Confederate shore batteries and the USS Itasca and the USS Wissahickon.
  • Maj. Gen. John Ellis Wool, USA, assumes the command of the Middle Military Dept., VA.
  • Maj. Gen. Shield's US division is ordered back to Luray, en route for Fredericksburg, VA.
  • Maj. Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA's Valley Campaign is ended.
Tuesday June 9 1863
  • Affairs at Monticello and Rocky Gap, KY.
  • Action near Lake Providence, LA.
  • Skirmish at Macon Ford, Big Black River, MS.
  • The Federal Depts. of the Monongahela and of the Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, are constituted.
  • Skirmish near Triune, TN.
  • The Engagements at Brandy Station (or Fleetwood Hill) and Beverly Ford, VA, results in the largest Cavalry battle (about 20,000) during the Civil War; Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart, CSA, holds off Brig. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton, USA.
  • Skirmish at Stevensburg, VA.
Thursday June 9 1864
  • Skirmishes near Big Shanty and near Stilesborough, GA, as Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA, prepares to attack Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, at Pine Mountain, GA.
  • Action at Mount Sterling, KY, sees Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA, driven out of and away from Mount Sterling.
  • Affair at Pleasureville, KY, as Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA, retreats toward Winchester, KY.
  • Skirmish at Point of Rocks, MD.
  • Affair near Breckinridge, MO.
  • Federal scout from Cassville, MO, to Cross Hollow, AR, with bushwackers trying to break the telegraph lines. (Jun 9-14)
  • Skirmish at La Fayette, TN.
  • Affair in Loudoun County, VA.
  • Engagement at Petersburg, VA, as Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, CSA, throws back Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's, USA, attempt to capture Petersburg, VA.
Friday June 9 1865
  • Maj. Gen. Peter J. Osterhaus, USA, assumes the command of the Dept. of Mississippi.
  • The unintentional explosion of the ordnance building at Chattanooga, TN, causing approximately 10 casualties. The commanding officer orders the arrest of the ordnance officer for dereliction of duty.
  • 1868 - Florida ratifies the 14th Amendment.
  • 1893 - Structural failure of the top floor of Ford's Theater causes a collapse of the interior of the building killing 22 and injuring 68.
June 9 Deaths

1877 - Hugh W. Mercer, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 68 in Baden-Baden, Germany.