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June 3, 1861 Stephen A. Douglas dies from typhoid fever, Chicago, IL
  Stephen A. Douglas
June 3, 1861 Battle of Philippi

First land engagement of the Civil War between American and Confederate forces
West Virginia
Virginia
  George McClellan
  Philippi
  Operations in Western Virginia
  Civil War Firsts
June 4, 1861 Delegates to the Second Wheeling Convention are selected. West Virginia
  Second Wheeling Convention
June 8, 1861 By a vote of 108,339 to 47,233, Tennessee decides to secede from the United States Tennessee
  Tennessee Ordinance of Secession
  Confederate Order of Secession
June 8, 1861 Virginia turns its state militia over to the Confederate States of America Virginia
June 10, 1861 Battle of Big Bethel
  Daniel Harvey Hill
  John Magruder
  William Farrar Smith
  Battle of Big Bethel
  Civil War Firsts
June 11, 1861
June 25, 1861
First session of the Second Wheeling Convention West Virginia
  Second Wheeling Convention
June 14, 1861 Joe Johnston begins to withdraw from Harpers Ferry by blowing up the 800-foot B&O trestle over the Potomac River
  Harpers Ferry
  Joseph E. Johnston
  Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
June 17, 1861 Nathaniel Lyons captures Boonville Missouri
June 21, 1861 North Carolina Secession Convention votes to unfurl a new flag, a blue field with red and white bars with an insignia and two dates: May 20th, 1775 (Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence) and May 20th, 1861 (Secession from the United States). North Carolina
June 23, 1861 Thomas Jackson destroys 42 engines and nearly 400 cars of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Martinsburg, Virginia Virginia
West Virginia
  Stonewall Jackson
  Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
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