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June 1, 1862 Jefferson Davis replaces wounded Army of Northern Virginia commander Joseph E. Johnston with Robert E. Lee
  Robert E. Lee
  Joseph E. Johnston
  Jefferson Davis
  Army of Northern Virginia
June 1, 1862 Robert E. Lee issue the first orders bearing the name Army of Northern Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  Army of Northern Virginia
June 2, 1862 James Andrews escapes Swims Jail, Chattanooga. He is recaptured the next day
  The Great Locomotive Chase
June 4, 1862 Confederates evacuate Fort Pillow, now a lone garrison on the Mississippi in northern Tennessee Tennessee
June 5, 1862 Abraham Lincoln is authorized by Congress to establish diplomatic relationships with the "Negro nations" of Haiti and Liberia
June 6, 1862 Battle of Harrisonburg Virginia
June 6, 1862 Following a naval battle where Union rams and gunboats easily defeated a makeshift Confederate navy, Federal forces occupy Memphis Tennessee
  Queen of the West
June 6, 1862 U. S. Brigadier General Jeremiah Sullivan captures Jackson, Tennessee. Tennessee
June 7, 1862 James Andrews is hung in Atlanta
  The Great Locomotive Chase
June 7, 1862 Benjamin Butler has William Mumford executed for tearing down the U. S. flag from the Mint in New Orleans.
  Benjamin Butler
June 7, 1862 Union forces shell Chattanooga from the north side of the Tennessee River.
June 8, 1862 Battle of Cross Keys
Battle of Union Church

While Robert Ewell [CS] defeated John Fremont [US], Stonewall Jackson guarded Ewell's rear against an attack by James Shields [US].
Virginia
  John C. Fremont
  Stonewall Jackson
June 9, 1862 Battle of Port Republic

Leaving a brigade to protect against action by Fremont, Robert Ewell [CS] crosses the Shenandoah in support of Stonewall Jackson [CS] in his action againt James Shields [US], resulting in a Confederate victory
Virginia
  Stonewall Jackson
June 10, 1862 General Henry Halleck assigns Ulysses S. Grant, Don Carlos Buell, and John Pope to corps commanders
  John Pope
June 12, 1862
June 15, 1862
J. E. B. Stuart "rides around the Union Army," raiding supplies and battling small groups of Yankess during the Peninsula Campaign. Virginia
  J. E. B. Stuart
  Peninsula Campaign
  Stuart's Ride Around McClellan
  John Mosby
June 16, 1862 Battle of Secessionville
Battle of Fort Johnson

Brigadier General H. W. Benham [US] attacks forces under Brigadier General Nathan "Shanks" Evans near Charleston
South Carolina
June 17, 1862 Battle of St. Charles
Battle of White River
Arkansas
June 17, 1862 Congress frees all slaves in territories of the United States
June 17, 1862 The commands of John C. Fremont [US] and Nathanael Banks [US] are consolidated under John Pope [US]. Fremont resigns.
  John Pope
  Army of Virginia
  Nathaniel Banks
June 17, 1862 Braxton Bragg assumes command of the Army of Mississippi, relieving P. G. T. Beauregard Mississippi
  Braxton Bragg
  P. G. T. Beauregard
June 18, 1862 6 members of Andrews Raiders are hung in Atlanta
  The Great Locomotive Chase
June 18, 1862 Union forces capture the Cumberland Gap Virginia
Kentucky
Tennessee
June 19, 1862 Lincoln signs the bill forbidding slavery in U. S. Territories
  Abraham Lincoln
June 21, 1862 Ulysses S. Grant ordered to Memphis to become district commander Tennessee
  Ulysses S. Grant
June 23, 1862 Robert E. Lee plans a counterattack against Union forces preparing to lay siege to Richmond at the Dabbs House Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  Seven Days Retreat
  Stonewall Jackson
  Daniel Harvey Hill
  James Longstreet
June 25, 1862 Battle of Oak Grove
Battle of The Orchards

Joseph Hooker [US] tries to push forward to gain ground for better positioning of McClellan's siege guns
Virginia
  George McClellan
  Seven Days Retreat
  Battle of Oak Grove
  Joseph Hooker
  Benjamin Huger
June 25, 1862
July 1, 1862
A series of closely linked battles known as The Seven Days Battle or The Seven Day Retreat start near Mechanicsville as the Army of the Potomac begins its advance to Richmond. Virginia
  George McClellan
  Seven Days Retreat
  Robert E. Lee
June 26, 1862 Battle of Mechanicsville [CS]
Battle of Beaver Dam Creek [US]
Battle of Ellerson's Mill [Alternate]
Battle of Ellison's Mill [Alternate:misspelling]

Daniel Harvey Hill [CS] attacks Fitz-John Porter [US].
Virginia
  Seven Days Retreat
  George McClellan
  Battle of Beaver Dam Creek
  Fitz-John Porter
  A. P. Hill
  Robert E. Lee
  George Meade
  John Reynolds
June 26, 1862 Major General John Pope assumes command of all Union forces in the state of Virginia with the exception of the Army of the Potomac. This is simply called the Army of Virginia
  John Pope
June 27, 1862 Battle of Gaines Mill [US]
Battle of First Cold Harbor [CS]
Battle of the Chickahominy [Alternate]

John Bell Hood [CS] and George Pickett [CS] breakthrough Fitz John Porter's [US] line, forcing Union troops south of the Chickahominy River and severing McClellan's supply line to Eltham's Landing (White House, West Point)
Virginia
  Seven Days Retreat
  John Bell Hood
  Battle of Gaines Mill
  Daniel Harvey Hill
  A. P. Hill
  Fitz-John Porter
  Gouverneur K. Warren
  George Pickett
  George Meade
  John Reynolds
June 29, 1862 Battle of Peach Orchard
Battle of Orchard Station [Alt.]
Battle of Allen's Farm [Alt.]
Virginia
  Seven Days Retreat
  John Magruder
  Edwin Vose Sumner
June 29, 1862 Battle of Savage's Station Virginia
  George McClellan
  Lafayette McLaws
  Seven Days Retreat
  Edwin Vose Sumner
  Battle of Savage's Station
June 29, 1862 During the Battle of Peach Orchard Confederate Brigadier General Richard Griffith is killed by an artillery blast Virginia
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
June 30, 1862 Battle of Frayser's Farm
Battle of White Oak Swamp [Alt.]
Battle of Glendale
Many other names

Robert E. Lee's [CS] last chance to cut the Army of the Potomac in two. George McClellan [US] withdraws to Malvern Hill.
Virginia
  Seven Days Retreat
  Battle of Glendale
  Samuel Heintzelman
  George Meade
  Joseph Hooker
  James Longstreet
  A. P. Hill
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