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1861/06/01Jesse Adams of Cavendish, enlisted as a Wagoner, Co. F, 3rd Regiment (Adams)
1861/06/09A battalion of the 1st Regiment, with additional Massachusetts troops, under LTC Peter Washburn, advances on Big Bethel. (Dyer)
1861/06/101st Regiment was engaged at Big Bethel. (Battles)
1861/06/14Acting Midshipman H. L. Johnson was detached from USS Mississippi to supply deficiency of officers in USS Crusader. (ORN)
1861/06/202nd Regiment organized at Burlington, and Mustered into the United Sates service by Lieutenant-Colonel Rains, U. S. A., ... it being the first three years' regiment raised in Vt..' (Peck)
1861/06/21Elisha Smart, of Stamford, was commissioned Captain in Co. B, 10th MA INF, he was killed in action at Fair Oaks, Va. on 31 May 1862 (Stamford soldiers)
1861/06/22Dana H. Whitney, was killed by bushwhackers, at Newport News, Va., the first Vermonter to lose his life in the conflict. (Service)
1861/06/23Emerson A. Boynton, 3rd VVI, wrote to his siblings from Camp Baxter, Saint Johnsbury (more)
1861/06/242nd Regiment departed Vt. for Washington, D.C., arriving on the 26th. (Peck)
1862/06/01Brigadier General Oliver Otis Howard, U.S. Volunteers, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1862/06/01General Robert E. Lee replaces Joseph Johnston as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. (LoC)
1862/06/06Gunboats under Captain C. H. Davis and rams under Colonel C. R. Ellet Jr., destroyed the upper Mississippi portion of the Confederate River Defense Fleet under Captain J. E. Montgomery at the Battle of Memphis. The Tennessee city surrendered. (NavHist)
1862/06/17Four vessels under Commander A. H. Kilty, USS Mound City, including Lieutenant George M. Blodgett's side-wheel steamer Conestoga, attacked two batteries at St. Charles, on the White River, Arkansas; the first was carried by the gunboats, and the second by troops from the 46th Indiana Inf.. Mound City was struck by a 32-pounder, which penetrated the post casemate, tearing through four men; passed through the steam drum and heater;' After the engagement, Lieutenant W. McGunnegle, gunboat St. Louis, reported that Lieutenants Shirk, gunboat Lexington, and Blodgett 'rendered every assistance in the power of men. For their skill and bravery in action and the energy displayed by them to assist the wounded [of the USS Mound City], they are deserving of the highest honors. (ORN)
1862/06/18'The following despatch from the Adjutant-General of the Army was received by the Governor of Vt.: 'We are in pressing need of troops. How many can you forward immediately.' (Haynes)
1862/06/18First Lieutenant Horatio B. Lowry, US Marine Corps, USS Wabash, Port Royal, S.C., received the following orders: 'You will please take passage in the Hope and report to Commander Marchand, on the James Adger, senior officer off Charleston. Commander Marchand will, agreeably to orders forwarded by the Hope, place on board of the Hale and Henry Andrew the marine guards of the James Adger, Keystone State, and Alabama, of which you will assume the command, and with which you will proceed to Georgetown, S.C., and report to Commander Prentiss, of the Albatross, for special service in the neighboring waters. When your services and those of the marines can be dispensed with the marines will be returned to their respective ships and you will resume your duties on board the Wabash.' (ORN)
1862/06/19Eight companies of the 7th Regiment, 'with three other regiments and a light battery, comprising altogether about 3,500 men, embarked on transports to take part in a foolhardy expedition against Vicksburg, conceived by General Butler.' (Peck)
1862/06/197th Regiment was present or engaged at the siege of Vicksburg, MS through July 4. (Battles)
1862/06/228th Regiment at Raceland, LA (Dyer)
1862/06/25The Governor replied to the Secretary of War: 'The Ninth Regiment is nearly full, and will be ready for marching orders in some ten days. Probably the Tenth could be recruited in some forty or fifty days from this date. If the Government needs the Tenth Regiment, and you make direct requisition for it, we will raise it.' The War Office thundered back: 'Organize your Tenth Regiment.' (Haynes)
1862/06/261st Brigade, engaged or present at Golding's Farm, Va. (Battles)
1862/06/267th Regiment at Pearlington, Miss. (Dyer)
1862/06/28Flag Officer D. G. Farragut's fleet successfully passed the heavy Vicksburg batteries; three days later, 1 July, his forces were joined by those of Flag Officer C. H. Davis: the fresh and salt-water fleets met for the first time. (NavHist)
1862/06/295th Vt. Inf., 'at Savage's Station, June 29, 1862, suffered the greatest loss, in killed and wounded, of any Vt. regiment in any one engagement. It this battle, with not over four hundred muskets, it lost 188 officers and men in half an hour--company E losing 44 men killed and wounded out of fifty-nine, 25 of whom were killed or mortally wounded. It was here that five Cummings brothers, and one cousin, of company E, were all killed or wounded, only one of the six recovering from his wounds.' (Peck)
1862/06/301st Brigade, engaged or present at White Oak Swamp, Va. (Battles)
1862/06/30Lieutenant-Colonel William Y. W. Ripley, 1st USSS, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/06/0112th Regiment at Union Mills, until June 25. (Dyer)
1863/06/01Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/01US General Hospital opens in Brattleboro more)
1863/06/03Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/04Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/052nd Regiment was engaged or present at Fredericksburg, Va. (Battles)
1863/06/053rd Regiment was engaged or present at Fredericksburg, Va. (Battles)
1863/06/055th Regiment was engaged or present at Fredericksburg, Va. (Battles)
1863/06/05Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/06On the skirmish line on the south side of the Rappahannock River, Privates John Hines, Albert Jefts, Co. E, David Jesmer, Co. I, and Nahum Potter, Co. K, were killed in action (Benedict)
1863/06/06Commenting on a recent article in the Charleston Mercury, Rear Admiral Du Pont reported every facility had been offered 'to Chief Engineer Robie to blow up the Keokuk with Mr. Erisson's raft, but that officer found it too dangerous to use.' Secretary Welles, on June 27, indicated the destruction of the Keokuk to prevent her guns from falling into the hands of the enemy was the duty of the fleet commander, and not Chief Engineer Robie. (ORN)
1863/06/06Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/07Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/08Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/108th Regiment participated in the night engagement at Port Hudson, La. (Battles)
1863/06/13Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/148th Regiment participated in the assault on Port Hudson, La. (Battles)
1863/06/15Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/16Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/17Captain Emmons reported on the results of a court of enquiry into the loss of the US bark Amanda, during a hurricane or cyclone, on 29 May 1863. (ORN)
1863/06/17CSS Atlanta, with two wooden steamers in company, engaged USS Weehawken and Nahant in Wassaw Sound, Georgia. The heavy Confederate warship grounded and was compelled to surrender. (NavHist)
1863/06/17Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/18Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/19Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/20Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/21Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/22Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Swanton, while on recruiting duty (more)
1863/06/22Rear Admiral Farragut, at New Orleans, to Captain Emmons, at Key West: 'If you have not yet fallen in with the Oneida, you will return to this place and report yourself to the senior naval officer present here for the command of the US steam sloop Monongahela. (ORN)
1863/06/22Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/23Rear-Admiral Farragut, reporting to Secretary Welles, indicated he sent Captain Emmons to Key West to take command of the Oneida, whose captain was supposed to be brought before a court of enquiry. Oneida, however, had been had been seized by Acting Rear-Admiral Charles Wilkes, to support his efforts to capture Confederate raiders in the West Indies. Being unable to assume command of Oneida, Captain Emmons was ordered to New Orleans to take command of Monongahela. (ORN)
1863/06/23Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Received orders to be ready to move. I hope we will not go. Nothing new in camp to-day only all are wondering where we are going. A.J.D. has gone to bed and I must go. I hope to have a good night's rest. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT 1885)
1863/06/24Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/24Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Wolf Run Shoals. Boys getting ready to move in the morning. They all feel well about moving. We have got to carry three days' rations. Wrote a letter to x. A.D.D. has gone to bed and I must follow his example, so farewell. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/06/252nd Brigade, bringing up the rear of the Army of the Potomac, started a march to Gettysburg. (Dyer)
1863/06/25Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/25Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Camp in the woods, one mile north of Centerville. Started from Wolf Run, 7 this morning. It rained all night; we are all feeling well; nothing to eat, only hard tack. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/06/26Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Swanton, on recruiting duty (more)
1863/06/26Edwin F. Palmer, 13th Regiment: Falling in behind the Army of the Potomac. (more)
1863/06/26Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/26Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Camp near harrington Station in a meadow. We marched very slow to-day; all are feeling good. I am a little sore footed but I am bound to stand it. This is a nice country. We expect to see fighting to-morrow. It has been a good day to march.

(Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/06/277th Regiment in action at Donaldsonville, LA (Battles)
1863/06/27Major General George G. Meade replaces Joe Hooker as command of the Army of the Potomac. (LoC)
1863/06/27USS Saratoga, Commander Colvocoresses, was ordered, after taking on ammunition, to proceed to the breakwaters at the entrance of Delaware Bay 'to protect shipping entering the bay and frequenting the anchorage at the breakwater from any sudden attack by pirates, privateers, or other freebooters. (ORN)
1863/06/27Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/27Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Camp near Edward's Ferry, Md. Marched 20 miles; very tired to-night; feet blistered. Troops passed all night; we met all the boys at the Ferry. Crossed the Potomac on pontoons. There is a big force with us. I wanted to write this morning but cannot send letters. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/06/287th Regiment in action at Donaldsonville, LA (Battles)
1863/06/28Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/06/28Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Camp near Adamstown. Marched all day. Adamstown was a very nice little place. I see five or six nice looking ladies. the Rebs were in this town last night bet have gone to-day. Paid fifty cents for a loaf of bread. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/06/29Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Camp eight miles out of Frederick. Marched all day; Oh how tired I am to-night; one man from our company fell out; we do not know whether he is dead or not. I had a good swig of whiskkey to-day, it does me more good than anything. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/06/30Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Camp at Emmittsburg. We have marched one hundred and ten miles since we started. this is a splendid country; I never saw anything to beat it. We expect to see fighting before long. My feet are so sore I hardly can step on them. Paid one dollar for a loaf of bread. One of our company fell out and we had to leave him; we do not know where he is. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/01Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Started from Emmittsburg at 10 a.m.; arrived at Gettysburgh at 5 p.m. I see artillery fighting, and to-morrow morning we expect to fight like devils. Boys all tired out. It is rather sad to think we have got to fight to-morrow. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1864/06/01Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D.C. (more)
1864/06/011st Brigade (2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 11th Regiments), 10th Vt. Regiment, engaged or present at Cold Harbor, VA through June 12. (Battles)
1864/06/011st Vt. Cav. engaged at Ashland, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/01The stations of vessels of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron included USS San Jacinto, Captain T. P. Greene, at Campeche Banks. (ORN)
1864/06/01USS Exchange, Acting Master James C. Gipson, was attacked by a masked battery while passing Columbia, Arkansas. The port engine was struck and disabled, keeping the vessel under fire for forty-five minutes. Gipson was struck by a shot passing through the pilot house, and was knocked senseless for ten or fifteen minutes. (ORN)
1864/06/0317th Regiment was engaged or present at Bethesda Church, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/031st Vt. Cav. engaged at Hawe's Shop., Va. (Battles)
1864/06/04Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D.C. (more)
1864/06/05Captain Alexander M. Beattie, Co. F, 3rd VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/06/06'Captain Darrah was killed by a rebel sharpshooter. No man could show his head above the breastworks, or go twenty yards from them to the rear, without exposing himself to the same fate.' (Haynes)
1864/06/08Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D.C. (more)
1864/06/09Six miles west of Beaufort Bar, N.C., USS New Berne 'called away and sent in three boats in charge of executive officer (Acting Master Robert Y. Holley), crew well armed,' to investigate a strange steamer, which turned out to be the steamer Pevensey, from Bermuda, intending to run the blockade at Wilmington, N.C. The steamer eventually ran ashore and blew up both boilers, the crew escaping, except for one. (ORN)
1864/06/101st Vt. Cav. engaged at Bottom Bridge, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/10Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D.C. (more)
1864/06/11Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D.C. (more)
1864/06/12'The Tenth now began to appear like a veteran regiment. Scores of the men who had fought through the battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania unhurt, had fallen at these fatal cross roads, and as the command filed silently out of their works on the night of the twelfth, their thinned ranks plainly told the sad brave story of their last twelve days' work.' (Haynes)
1864/06/12Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D.C. (more)
1864/06/121st Lieutenant Edward B. Williston, 2nd U.S. Artillery, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/06/131st Vt. Cav. engaged at White Oak Swamp, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/13Acting Master James J. Russell, US schooner Ariel, to Captain Greene, commanding USS San Jacinto, reports on a cruise between Tampa Bay and the Homosassa River. (ORN)
1864/06/15Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Washington, D.C. (more)
1864/06/151st Vt. Cav. engaged at Malvern Hill, VA (Battles)
1864/06/15Arlington National Cemetery is established on 200 acres of land set aside by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton
1864/06/15The stations of vessels of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron included USS San Jacinto, Captain Greene, at Campeche Banks. (ORN)
1864/06/15At 3:30 p.m., USS Saratoga came to with the starboard anchor in Port Royal Harbor. (ORN)
1864/06/15Commodore S. C. Rowan, senior officer at Port Royal, orders USS Saratoga, Commander Colvocoresses, to proceed to St. Helena Sound to take position in the blockade there. (ORN)
1864/06/16USS San Jacinto, Captain Greene, was ordered by Acting Rear Admiral T. Bailey, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, at Key West, to return to Key West, cruising for a few days, in a position to intercept blockade runners from Sabine Pass and Galveston. (ORN)
1864/06/1717th Regiment was engaged or present at Petersburg, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/181st Brigade, engaged or present at Petersburg, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/18Rear Admiral J. A. Dahlgren, commanding South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, ordered Commander Colvocoresses, commanding USS Saratoga, to proceed to blockade Doboy Sound, Georgia, relieving US bark Midnight. (ORN)
1864/06/19The Ninth Vt. Regiment participated in an expedition to cut the railroad between Wilmington and Goldsboro, N.C. The majority of the regiment went overland by train and marching to be close to Jacksonville, Onslow County, by June 21. Captain Samuel H. Kelley and 100 men went to Beaufort. On June 20, the side-wheel steamer Nansemond and the screw steamer Calypso embarked Kelley's men and sailed to New River, N. C. The troops were successfully landed in surfboats on June 21. Captain Kelley and his men moved up the river about eight miles, took possession of Snead's Ferry and captured several Confederate pickets. The next evening, Kelley's force came under friendly fire from the 12th New York Cavalry. The mission was aborted due to the size of the Confederate force in the area (apparently the rebels had obtained intelligence regarding the expedition), and Captain Kelley and his men returned to Beaufort. Reporting to Commander Benjamin M. Dove, Naval Station, Beaufort, Acting Ensign J. H. Porter, commanding one of the boats from the Calypso, said of Kelley 'he has been untiringly at work ever since his first landing, and though more than once in difficult positions, has managed his part of the expedition with perfect success.' (ORN)
1864/06/19USS Kearsarge, Commander J. A. Winslow, sank CSS Alabama, Captain R. Semmes, off Cherbourg, France, ending the career of the South's most famous commerce raider. (NavHist)
1864/06/2210th Regiment was engaged or present at Weldon Railroad, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/2211th Regiment was engaged or present at Weldon Railroad, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/221st Vt. Cav. engaged at Ream's Station, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/2310th Regiment was engaged or present at Weldon Railroad, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/2311th Regiment was engaged or present at Weldon Railroad, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/231st Vt. Cav. engaged at Nottoway Court House, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/23Sergeant James Drury, Co. C, 4th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/06/23At 1:30 p.m., USS Saratoga came to anchor, Sapelo light-house bearing W.N.W., distant about 6 miles. (ORN)
1864/06/24Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D.C. (more)
1864/06/241st Vt. Cav. engaged at Keyesville, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/25Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D.C. (more)
1864/06/251st Vt. Cav. engaged at Roanoke Station, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/28Newton Glazier, 11th Regiment, from Seminary Hospital, Georgetown, D.C. (more)
1864/06/281st Vt. Cav. engaged at Stony Creek, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/291st Vt. Cav. engaged at Ream's Station, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/291st Vt. Cav. engaged at Stony Creek, Va. (Battles)
1864/06/301st Vt. Cav. engaged at Ridley's Shop, Va. (Battles)
1865/06/01Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1865/06/02Terms of surrender of Galveston were signed on board USS Fort Jackson by Major General E. Kirby Smith on behalf of the Confederacy. (NavHist)
1865/06/027th Regiment departed Mobile for Brazos Santiago, TX (Dyer)
1865/06/03Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1865/06/05Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1865/06/057th Regiment arrived at Brazos Santiago, TX (Dyer)
1865/06/07Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1865/06/081st Brigade participated in the Corps Review, Washington, D. C. (Dyer)
1865/06/09Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1865/06/14Lieutenant Commander Lull, USS Lafayette, off the mouth of Red River, Acting Chief Engineer Robert Tate and Acting Volunteer Lieutenant Jno. Swaney reported to Lieutenant Commander James P. Foster, commanding Third Division Mississippi Squadron, on a survey conducted of the ironclad steamer Missouri and the steamer Mary T. (Cotton), both recently surrendered. (ORN)
1865/06/147th Regiment transferred from Brazos Santiago to Clarksville, TX (Dyer)
1865/06/153rd Battery mustered out, having lost during service 21 by disease. Total 21. (Dyer)
1865/06/19About 300 recruits from the 2nd Regiment, whose terms of service were to expire before 1, October, 1865 were Mustered out. (Benedict)
1865/06/21USS Lackawanna, Captain Emmons, sailed from Pensacola for New York. (ORN)
1865/06/22Secretary Welles announced to the naval forces that France and Great Britain had 'withdrawn from the insurgents the character of belligerents' WHERE ID = and that the blockade of the coast of the United States would soon be lifted. (NavHist)
1865/06/266th Regiment mustered out, having lost 12 Officers and 191 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 212 Enlisted men by disease. Total 418. (Battles)
1865/06/288th Regiment mustered out, having lost 4 Officers and 115 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 7 Officers and 241 Enlisted men by disease. total 367. (Dyer)
1865/06/28This date marked the most successful single day CSS Shenandoah, Lieutenant Waddell, enjoyed as a commerce raider during her long cruise that spanned 13 months and covered 58,000 miles. On this field day Waddell captured 11 American whalers near the narrows of the Bering Strait. (NavHist)
1865/06/295th Regiment mustered out, having lost 11 Officers and 202 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 124 Enlisted men by disease. Total 338. (Dyer)
1866/06/13The Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Vt. ratified the XIV Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, regarding rights of citizenship. (Vermont Laws, 1866, p. 81)