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What Happened in July

1861/07/16Mustered in, including Jesse Adams, Wagoner, Co. F, 3rd Regiment, who had enlisted 1 June. (Adams)
1861/07/18Flag Officer John B. Montgomery, commanding Pacific Squadron, reported that he arrived in Acapulco on the 15th, and found USS Cyane, Commander Bissell, and USS Narragansett, Captain Hunt, at anchor in the port. Montgomery cancelled Cyane's orders to return to Panama, and intended to send her to the vicinity of Cape San Lucas. (ORN)
1861/07/20USS Sloop Cyane, Commander Bissell, was ordered to proceed to Cape San Lucas, to provide protection to US mail steamers transiting from San Francisco, and to protect commercial interests in the Gulf of California. (ORN)
1861/07/212nd Regiment was engaged at 1st Bull Run, VA (Manassas) (Battles)
1861/07/21First Sergeant Urban A. Woodbury, Company H, 2nd Regiment, wounded in action at Bull Run, VA, lost his right arm by a piece of shell while his regiment was double-quicking toward the enemy; after being wounded, was taken to a copper's shop, near Sudley's Church, where his arm was amputated, thus becoming the first 'empty sleeve' from Vt.. (Benedict)
1861/07/21Second Lieutenant Robert E Hitchcock, of Shoreham, Vt., was killed at Bull Run. Major John G. Reynolds, reporting on the battalion's action in the battle, lamented his loss, saying 'In the death of Lieutenant Hitchcock the corps has been deprived of a valuable acquisition. On the field he was ever present and zealous. He sought and won the approbation of his commanding and brother officers.' (ORN)
1861/07/29Jesse Adams, Wagoner, Co. F, 3rd Regiment, sends letters home to his Father and sister from South Amboy, New Jersey (Adams)
1861/07/30Lieutenant Henry A. Smalley, 2nd U.S. Artillery, was commissioned colonel. (Benedict)
1861/07/30Governor Fairbanks 'issued a proclamation calling for the enlistment of two regiments for a period of three years.' (Crockett)
1862/07/01Flag Officer L. M. Goldsborough's fleet covered the withdrawal of Major General G. B. McClellan's army after the battle of Malvern Hill. (NavHist)
1862/07/021st Vt. Cav. engaged at Luray Court House, VA (Battles)
1862/07/02 Commander Geo. A. Prentiss, USS Albatross, Winyah Bay, reported: On the 24th ultimo we passed the bar with 11 feet of water and entered the South Santee… Passing … Blake's plantation, we were fired upon by artillery, riflemen, and cavalry; the shots passed over and near the Henry Andrew, the sternmost vessel. We turned back, shelled them into the woods, landed the marines and a party of seaman, burned the mill and dwellings that harbored them, together with about 100,000 bushels of rice. Lieutenant Lowry threw out skirmishers and advance cautiously into the adjoining woods, when he was attacked by the rebels in force. He retreated, fighting, as directed by me, under the cover of the steamers. A marine was wounded in the leg and a number of others had very narrow escapes.' (ORN)
1862/07/03USS Hatteras, Commander Emmons, captured the schooner Sarah bound for Sabine Pass, Texas, with cargo of sugar and molasses. (ORN)
1862/07/05Casper H. Dean, 6th Regiment, wrote to his brother from camp near the James River (Correspondence)
1862/07/05USS Hatteras, Commander Emmons, captured the sloop Elizabeth off the Louisiana coast. (ORN)
1862/07/077th Regiment at Grand Gulf, Miss. (Dyer)
1862/07/087th Regiment engaged mortar boats at Vicksburg, Miss. (Battles)
1862/07/09The 9th Regiment mustered into the service of the United States July 9, 1862, for three years, with 920 officers and men. (Peck)
1862/07/101st Vt. Cav. engaged at Culpeper Court House, Va. (Battles)
1862/07/15CSS Arkansas, Lieutenant I. N. Brown, engaged and ran through the Union fleet above Vicksburg, partially disabling USS Carondelet and Tyler. (NavHist)
1862/07/16David Farragut promoted to Rear Admiral, the first officer to hold that rank in the history of the US Navy. (NavHist)
1862/07/18Casper H. Dean, 6th Regiment, wrote to his father from camp near Harrison's Landing, VA about sickness at home and in the camp (Correspondence)
1862/07/19USS Hatteras, Commander Emmons, captured the rebel steamer Indian No. 2, on her way from the Sabine to Berwick Bay, with a cargo of bacon, lard and flour. (ORN)
1862/07/227th Regiment engaged in attack on Transport Cars, Warrington, Miss. (Battles)
1862/07/23Extract from the report of Commander Renshaw, US Navy, commanding division of Mortar Flotilla, regarding the operations of his command: '… Acting Assistant Surgeon E. H. Allis … for kind and unremitting attention to the sick… (ORN)
1862/07/25The first section [of the Second Battery, Vt. Light Artillery] went on an expedition under Major Peck, of the Twelfth Connecticut, to Lake Pontchartrain, embarked on the [side-wheel] steamer Grey Cloud to Pass Manach, where we destroyed a railroad bridge; from thence to and up the Madison River about seven miles, where we were fired into by guerrillas, which were scattered by a few rounds of canister. After visiting St. Louis Bay and other points we returned to Camp Parapet.' Major Frank H. Peck reported that five companies of his regiment and a section of Captain P. E. Holcomb's battery embarked Grey Cloud, commanded by Lieutenant Buchanan, US Navy, on the evening of July 25. The next morning, as the vessel approached the bridge at Pass Manach, Captain Holcomb fired the first shot, a shell from his Sawyer gun, which scared off a rebel scout living in one of the houses near the bridge. After destroying the bridge, the expedition sailed up the Tchefuncta River to Covington. After a short visit, as the gunboat was leaving, a volley of musketry came from the bushes covering the river bank. 'Captain Holcomb almost instantly sent a charge of canister after them, and Lieutenant Buchanan brought his 32-pounders to bear with terrible effect.' As the vessel passed down the river, they used Captain Holcomb's 20-pounder Parrott as well as the ship's guns, to chase away rebels hiding along the banks of the river. Major Peck concluded his report by indicating Captain Holcomb's 'large experience in service of this character has been of great assistance to me.' (ORN)
1862/07/28USS Hatteras, Commander Emmons, captured the rebel brig Josephine off Ship Shoal, out of New Orleans, bound for Havana, with 322 bales of cotton. (ORN)
1863/07/0115th Regiment was detached at Westminster as train guard during the battle of Gettysburg, until July 4. (Dyer)
1863/07/0112th Regiment detached to Westminster, MD, as train guard until July 4. (Dyer)
1863/07/01Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/07/021st Vt. Cav. engaged at Huntersville, VA (Battles)
1863/07/02Captain John Lonergan, Co. A, 13th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/07/02Edwin F. Palmer, 13th Regiment: The battle of Gettysburg. (more)
1863/07/02Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/07/02Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: This morning we are all getting ready to go into the fight; perhaps this is the last time I shall ever write in this book * * * * * * No it was not; thank God for it; such a fight I never want to see again. Sam. Fisk was wounded. Oh such a roar of cannon no man ever heard! (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/03Colonel Wheelock G. Veazey, 16th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/07/032nd Lieutenant George G. Benedict, Co. C, 12th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/07/03Major William Wells, 1st VVC, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/07/03Private Marshall Sherman, a native Vermonter, Co. C, 1st MN INF, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/07/0313th, 14th and 16th Vt. Regiments help stop Pickett's Charge on the last day at Gettysburg. (see battles)
1863/07/03Battle of Gettysburg, 3rd day (see battles)
1863/07/03Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/07/03Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: I am writing now lying flat on the ground; the shells are flying all around us; just a moment ago one piece of a shell hit Aiken on the back. It looks now as though we all would be killed. Roseboom was shot by a sharp shooter. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/04The 2nd Battery at Port Hudson, 'celebrated, by the reading of the Declaration of Independence, music by the One Hundred Sixteenth New York Regiment band, and after playing Yankee Doodle and other national airs, the exercise closed by firing a national salute, each shot sending a 15 pound shell into the enemy's works.' (Peck)
1863/07/041st Vt. Cav. engaged at Monterey, Va. (Battles)
1863/07/0414th Regiment participated in the pursuit of Lee July 4-18. (Dyer)
1863/07/0415th Regiment participated in the pursuit of Lee July 4-18. (Dyer)
1863/07/0412th Regiment assigned to take prisoners to Baltimore, arriving July 6. (Dyer)
1863/07/04Vicksburg surrendered after a lengthy bombardment and siege by Union naval and land forces. President Lincoln wrote: 'The Father of Waters again goes unvexed to the sea.' (NavHist)
1863/07/04Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: 8. a.m. Did not fight to-day for we fought so hard yesterday. Boys feel sad this morning. I made out the report of killed, wounded and missing in our company: 2 killed, 6 wounded and six missing. I got two bullet holes in my coat, but, thank God, I am still living. The Rebs have retreated. Our brigade fought like devils. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/051st Vt. Cav. engaged at Lightersville, Va. (Battles)
1863/07/05Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/07/05Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Advanced this morning at 10 a.m. I hardly think we shall see any more fighting. Company D was detached for guard for the Hospital. We are in hopes to remain here until our time expires; I hope we will. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/06Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/07/06Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: A very fine day to-day. Jim. Goodrich and myself went to a house and got breakfast; this is the first time I have had anything to eat since we left the Run. This is a pleasant place where we are. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/07Captain Thornton A. Jenkins, onboard USS Monongahela during a transit from New Orleans to Port Hudson, commended the vessel's executive officer, Lieutenant George Dewey, and other officers and crew, who 'displayed an unrivaled coolness and courage' while engaging rebel field batteries about 12 miles below Donaldsonville. (ORN)
1863/07/07Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/07/07Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Went out foraging to-day; got a good dinner, 8 lbs butter, six loaves of bread 50 cts. a loaf, 40 bushels corn, 8 bushels rye, and some straw to lie on; we are not going to starve as long as there is anything to be bought. We now and then hear a report of a cannon. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/08Port Hudson surrendered. The 2nd Btry being the most exposed of any light battery during the siege, had the honor of being the first battery inside. (Benedict)
1863/07/081st Vt. Cav. engaged at Boonesboro, Va. (Battles)
1863/07/08USS Monongahela: Lieutenant George Dewey in command, got underway (7:10 a.m.,) and steamed down the river. From 4 to 8 p.m. at anchor off Donaldsonville. (ORN)
1863/07/08Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: I do not feel well to-day; I have not got over the fight yet. I am almost used up. It has rained almost all day. to-night it is pleasant, I would give five dollars if I could hear from Benson, but I cannot. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/0912th Regiment departed Baltimore for Brattleboro. (Dyer)
1863/07/09Edwin F. Palmer, 13th Regiment: Headed south out of Gettysburg. (more)
1863/07/09Port Hudson, Louisiana, surrendered after prolonged attack by Northern sea and land forces. The Union had won the war in the West. (NavHist)
1863/07/09Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/07/09Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Very pleasant day to-day. I slept almost all day. We are having gay times; plenty to eat; that suits us; yes it does. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/10The battle of Funkstown. 6th Inf.: Killed in action: Corporal Moses Abbott, Private George M. Patridge, Co. D; Private William P. Craig, Co. G; and Private Nathan Hannon, Co. F. Privates Francis Gabaree, William A. Green and Marmin H. Lackey, Co. K, died of their wounds. (Benedict)
1863/07/10A. W. Preston: 'I beg leave to make the following report of engagements of the 1st Vt. Cavalry...' (Reports)
1863/07/10Commander Robert Townsend, commanding USS Essex, reported to Rear Admiral Farragut, regarding the relief of the USS New London, which had grounded, and been pulled off by the Monongahela. He stated that 'Lieutenant commanding Dewey displayed coolness, skill, and judgment in managing the Monongahela and in getting off the New London; he was able to use his bow and stern guns and boat howitzers, and whilst passing the batteries he did so effectively. (ORN)
1863/07/10Rear Admiral J. A. Dahlgren's ironclads renewed the bombardment of Charleston defenses, opening on Fort Wagner, Morris Island. (NavHist)
1863/07/10Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/07/10Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Dick Hibbard and myself went down to the city of Gettysburgh to-day; we took dinner at the hotel. The houses are completely pierced with bullet holes; it is or was a very pretty place. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/1111th Regiment, Company L, organized under Captain D. J. Safford, of Morristown. (Dyer)
1863/07/11A. W. Preston: 'The charge made by this cavalry on the enemy's right wing...' (Reports)
1863/07/11Rear Admiral Farragut ordered Commander Emmons to take passage up the Mississippi River from New Orleans on the US gunboat Kineo, to meet with and assume command of the US steam sloop Monongahela. (ORN)
1863/07/11Oliver A. Browne, 15th Inf., wrote in his diary (more)
1863/07/11Frederick L. Reed, Orderly Sergt., Co. D, 14th Vermont: Sick to-day, I would like to be at home for I am a little afraid of a fever. It is very warm. I paid one dollar for a loaf of bread to-day; my money will soon be gone if I keep on. (Memorial Exercises, Castleton VT, 1885)
1863/07/12Abstract log of the USS Essex: The St. Mary's brought up Captain Emmons, US Navy, who took command of the Monongahela, and also of the river from Port Hudson to New Orleans. The Monongahela, since her former captain, Commander Abner Read, US Navy, was mortally wounded when passing the battery opposite White Hall Point on the 7th instant, has been under the command of her executive officer, Lieutenant-Commander George Dewey. (ORN)
1863/07/131st Vt. Cav. engaged at Hagerstown, Va. (Battles)
1863/07/13A force of artillery, cavalry and infantry, including the Eighth Vt. (Colonel Stephen Thomas), left Brashear City, Louisiana, under command of General Weitzel and joined a gunboat fleet of side-wheel steamers, Colonel Kinsman, Estrella, Calhoun and Diana on Bayou Teche. On the 14th, the Eighth Vt. crossed to the east side of the bayou by Diana to engage sharpshooters. The Seventy-fifth New York stayed on the west bank of the bayou for the same purpose. Sixty picked men from the Eighth were sent under command of Captain Henry F. Dutton, Company H, to pick off the gunners of the Confederate side-wheel river steamer Joseph A. Cotton. Calhoun went aground, her commander, Lieutenant-Commander Buchanan was killed, and the boat was 'in imminent danger of capture.' The Vermonters were requested to take the rifle-pits; they 'rushed forward at double quick' and overran the rifle pits, and some cavalry supporting them. They killed 7 rebels, wounded 26 and captured 57, without a single Vt. casualty. That night, Colonel Thomas found his regiment on the left bank of the bayou, alone and vulnerable. He used a bit of deception, building a line of camp fires two miles long, indicating a much larger force than really existed at that point, and convinced the rebels that their position was untenable. They fired the Cotton, set it adrift, and it sank. Lieutenant-Commander A. P. Cooke, commanding the gunboat Estrella, said of the Vt.ers' clearing the rebel rifle pits, 'It would have been impossible for the boats to have dislodged them.' Acting Third Assistant Engineer George W. Baird, of the Calhoun, recorded in his diary that 'the Eighth Vt. Regiment had charged the pits and the rebs were running, so I single out a reb and emptied my revolver.' (ORN)
1863/07/13USS Monongahela: Called all hands to muster, when Captain Emmons read his orders to the command. (ORN)
1863/07/13Yazoo City, Mississippi, was captured by a joint Army-Navy expedition. (NavHist)
1863/07/1412th Regiment mustered out at Brattleboro, having lost by disease 2 Officers and 65 Enlisted men. Total 67. (Dyer)
1863/07/16Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela at Donaldsonville, to Rear Admiral Farragut: 'I have the honor to report that I have made a careful reconnaissance of the Mississippi River between here and Port Hudson, and have discovered no hostile demonstrations. (ORN)
1863/07/18Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela at Donaldsonville, to Rear Admiral Farragut: 'Just after closing my dispatch to you on yesterday I furnished a convoy to the army transport steamer Zephyr, upon application of one of General Banks' officers, who informed me that one of their transports had been fired upon below here. The Princess Royal has since returned the second time, seeing only one squad of rebels and receiving no shot. The indications are that the rebels are falling back in the rear of this place. (ORN)
1863/07/2113th Regiment mustered out at Brattleboro, having lost during service 1 Officer and 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 55 Enlisted men by disease. Total 76. (Dyer)
1863/07/21Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela, at Donaldsonville, to Commander M. B. Woolsey, USS Princess Royal: 'I learn that a battery was captured from our army in the rear of this place yesterday. The enemy may undertake to use this against our transports below. I therefore wish you to move down the river slowly some 20 miles, examining closely the banks, and if you see the enemy anywhere, shell them if you can do it effectually, and give the earliest notice of locality to vessels above and below. (ORN)
1863/07/22Charles Camp Doolittle, a native of Burlington, was promoted to colonel of the 18th Michigan Inf. (biography)
1863/07/23Captain Emmons to Rear Admiral Farragut: 'I received your order by the Winona. I am on my way up to relieve the Richmond. (ORN)
1863/07/23Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela, commanding Division in Mississippi, to Commander Robert Townsend, US Ironclad Essex, Donaldsonville: 'I am ordered to relieve the Richmond, Captain Jenkins, at Port Hudson, and for the present look to you for the protection of this place and points on the river below. (ORN)
1863/07/24Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela, Port Hudson, to Commander Wm. H. Macomb, USS Genesee: 'The naval division placed under my command, of which your vessel is one, had been ordered to keep the Mississippi River open between here and New Orleans. Until further orders you will anchor opposite to Baton Rouge and be prepared to render any assistance to vessels in distress, or to cooperate with the army in suppressing any hostile demonstrations there, or along the adjacent banks of the river, economizing your coal as much as possible, and keeping me informed of your doings. (ORN)
1863/07/24Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela, below Port Hudson, to Brigadier General Charles P. Stone: 'I have just relieved Captain Jenkins on the blockade or police of the Lower Mississippi, and my headquarters for the present will be near you. (ORN)
1863/07/25Lieutenant Command John G. Mitchell, USS Commodore Jones, cooperated in an expedition to capture a force of guerrillas between Cappahosic and Gloucester Point, Va., boarding elements of the Ninth Vt. Inf. at Fort Yorktown. Six companies of the regiment boarded the vessel and were landed at Cappahosic, marched down the road to Gloucester Court House, and the remaining companies marched by land, meeting a junction in the roads. Unfortunately, the guerrillas had already departed the area. (ORN)
1863/07/26Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela, to Acting Rear Admiral D. D. Porter: 'The arrival of the Neosha, Commander Febiger, relieves me in patrol duty on the Lower Mississippi. I congratulate you in finally having undisturbed possession of this great highway; and fro late indications I think you may lay safely with very low banked fires, except when actively operating against the enemy. Since I have been in the river I have though it important to have one vessel here [Port Hudson], one at Baton Rouge, and one at Donaldsonville, where a division of the army is stationed. The last attacks have been made by guerrillas from the banks below Donaldsonville, at pointed called White Hall Mills, College Point, and Burnside's plantation. But these have ceased for a week, and the rebels are becoming less numerous. (ORN)
1863/07/26Captain Emmons, USS Monongahela, to Commander Woolsey, USS Princess Royal: 'As soon as you have taken in a full supply of coal you will proceed to New Orleans and report your arrival to Rear Admiral Farragut, or the senior naval officer there, the river being now in charge of Acting Admiral Porter's fleet. (ORN)
1863/07/26Captain George Emmons, USS Monongahela, at Port Hudson, to Rear Admiral Farragut: I take the earliest opportunity of dispatching the Genesee, Commander Macomb, to you, that you may know that I have just been relieved here by one of Admiral Porter's vessels, the ironclad steamer Neosha, Commander Febiger, and will soon be in New Orleans. (ORN)
1863/07/27Joseph Robinson, a substitute for Edward Laduke, of Burlington, enlisted in Co. H, 2nd VVI (2nd Infantry)
1863/07/281st Lieutenant and Regimental Q.M. John W. Clark, 6th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1863/07/29Rear Admiral Farragut, New Orleans, to Commodore H. H. Bell, Gulf of Mexico: 'I am so anxious to get off that I send the Albatross down to let you know that I will keep Captain Emmons here to sign papers and keep the wheels a rolling until you arrive. (ORN)
1863/07/29Rear Admiral Farragut, at New Orleans, to Lieutenant George Dewey, onboard USS Monongahela: detach from duty on the USS Monongahela, and report to Commodore H. H. Bell for duty on board USS Brooklyn. (ORN)
1863/07/3014th Regiment mustered out at Brattleboro, having lost during service 1 Officer and 26 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 43 Enlisted men by disease. Total 70. (Dyer)
1863/07/30Rear Admiral Farragut ordered Commander Emmons, commanding USS Monongahela, to take temporary command of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron at New Orleans until the arrival of Commodore Bell, at which time he was to assume command of USS Brooklyn, and take it to New York for repairs. (ORN)
1863/07/31Rear Admiral Farragut, New Orleans, to Commander L. C. Sartori, USS Portsmouth: 'so soon as Captain Emmons is ready to take command of the Brooklyn you will relieve him of the command of the USS Monongahela. (ORN)
1863/07/31Commodore H. H. Bell, off Galveston, to Commander J. R. M. Mullany, USS Bienville: 'You will take command of the blockading forces on the coast of Texas until the arrival of Captain Emmons or some other officer who may be appointed to relieve you. (ORN)
1864/07/01The stations of vessels of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron included USS San Jacinto, Captain Greene, at Sand Key. (ORN)
1864/07/02The town of Morristown voted to pay a bounty of $500 to each recruit and the following resolution was passed: 'In view of the coming call for soldiers and to the end that a draft may be avoided in this town we earnestly desire and request the selectmen to use all and every effort to raise a sufficient number of men to fill the quota of the town for the next requisition that may be made.' (Mower, 143-44)
1864/07/05USS San Jacinto, Captain Greene, was ordered by Acting Rear Admiral T. Bailey, Commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, to proceed to cruise on a parallel of 29? N., between 85? 30' and 87? 30'. ' When in want of coal proceed to Tampa therefore, and having coaled, return to your present anchorage at Sand Key and report to me. (ORN)
1864/07/08Future Rear Admiral, Franklin Cogswell Prindle is born in Sandgate. (Arlington)
1864/07/091st Lieutenant George E. Davis, Co. D, 10th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/07/09Corporal Alexander Scott, Company D, 10th VVI, was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on this date. (more)
1864/07/1111th Regiment was engaged or present at Fort Stevens, Va. (Battles)
1864/07/113rd Regiment engaged at Fort Stevens, Washington, D.C. (Battles)
1864/07/12Captain Melancton Smith, Senior Officer in James River, ordered Lieutenant George Dewey to proceed to USS Agawam, in temporary command, and tae up station at Aiken's Landing. (ORN)
1864/07/151st Heavy Artillery Company engaged at Gonzales Station, FL (Battles)
1864/07/157th Regiment In action at Gonzales Station, Fla. (Battles)
1864/07/15The stations of vessels of the East Gulf Blockading Squadron included USS San Jacinto, Captain Greene, cruising in the Gulf of Mexico. (ORN)
1864/07/16Captain Melancton Smith, Senior Officer in James River, ordered USS Agawam, Lieutenant George Dewey, to proceed to Four Mile Creek and assist Commander Nichols in dislodging the enemy, ' Who have a battery in position near the edge of the woods in that vicinity.' Lieutenant Dewey was to return to his station after dark. (ORN)
1864/07/18Lieutenant Henry L. Johnson, USS Ironclad Passaic, at Port Royal, S.C., reported on the results of a survey of the prize sloop Julia. (ORN)
1864/07/18Captain Melancton Smith, Senior Officer in James River, ordered USS Agawam, Lieutenant Dewey, at Dutch Gap, to search for and destroy torpedoes, 'one in the Swash, one in the main channel of Harrison's Bar, and one in the vicinity of Wilcox's Wharf.' Smith later reported to Acting Rear Admiral Samuel P. Lee, that Dewey 'made a thorough search for the torpedoes at Harrison's Bar, landing the marines and dragging the channel, but nothing was discovered. (ORN)
1864/07/20Captain Melancton Smith, Senior Officer in James River, ordered USS Agawam, Lieutenant Dewey, after completing coaling, to report to Commander Nichols in the vicinity of Four Mile Creek, 'for the protection of a working party belonging to General Foster's command.' Lieutenant Dewey subsequently reported to Commander Nichols that he had captured the enemy position, including a lieutenant and four privates, who were erecting a battery. (ORN)
1864/07/20Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/07/22Lieutenant Henry L. Johnson, USS Ironclad Passaic, at Port Royal, S.C., reported the results of a survey of the prize sloop Sarah Mary near the mouth of Horse Island Creek, S.C.. (ORN)
1864/07/25Acting Rear Admiral Theodorus Bailey, commanding East Gulf Blockading Squadron, ordered Captain Greene, USS San Jacinto, to return to Key West to assume, temporarily, command of the East Gulf blockading Squadron during Bailey's leave of absence. (ORN)
1864/07/26Abstract log of USS Saratoga, Commander Colvocoresses: 'At anchor in Sapelo Sound. At 8:30 p.m. four boats left the ship on an expedition; the launch, in charge of Mr. Baldwin; first cutter, Boatswain P. J. Miller; third cutter, Acting Masters Mate Stannard; the whole expedition composed of 75 men and 2 pilots. (ORN)
1864/07/27Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)
1864/07/281st Battery moved to Baton Rouge, where they stayed until ordered home on July 28. (Dyer)
1864/07/28Large side-wheel double-enders USS Mendota, Commander Nichols, and USS Agawam, temporarily commanded by Lieutenant George Dewey, shelled Confederate positions across Four Mile Creek, on the James River, in support of Union moves to clear the area and restore full Northern use of the river at that point. (ORN)
1864/07/3017th Regiment was engaged or present at Petersburg Mine, Va. (Battles)
1865/07/01Commander John Downes relieved Captain Greene as senior officer at New Orleans. (ORN)
1865/07/10First Assistant Engineer Alfred Lapoint, US S. Conemaugh, was listed as one of several due prize money for that vessel's participation in the attack on the defenses of Mobile Bay, on August 5, 1864. (ORN)
1865/07/113rd Regiment mustered out, having lost 5 Officers and 201 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 164 Enlisted men by disease. Total 371. (Dyer)
1865/07/134th Regiment mustered out, having lost 12 Officers and 150 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 279 Enlisted men by disease. Total 442. (Dyer)
1865/07/1317th Regiment mustered out, having lost 14 Officers and 133 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 116 Enlisted men by disease. Total 264. (Dyer)
1865/07/14Richard Ryan, Pvt, Co. H, 17th VVI, was dishonorably discharged (17th Infantry)
1865/07/15The 2nd Regiment mustered out, after serving four years, one month, five days, and losing 6 Officers and 217 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, 136 Enlisted men by disease, 22 who died in prison, and 4 from other causes, for a total of 385 fatalities out of a total of 1858 men who served. In addition, 692 men had been wounded, and 129 had been taken prisoner. (Peck)
1865/07/18Rear Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough arrived at Flushing, in the Netherlands, where he hoisted his flag on USS Colorado and assumed command of the reinstated European Squadron. The East India Squadron was reactivated on 31 July (NavHist)
1865/07/19Acting Assistant Surgeon Orison B. Damon was among a number of officers discharged from the Mississippi Squadron and ordered to report to Commodore John W. Livingston, Commanding Naval Station Mound City, Ill., for further orders. (ORN)
1865/07/251st Company Heavy Artillery mustered out. (Dyer)
1865/07/312nd Battery mustered out, having lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 53 Enlisted men by disease. Total 54. (Dyer)