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June 1, 1863 Ambrose Burnside orders the Chicago Times to close because of the paper's anti-Lincoln rhetoric. Illinois
  Ambrose Burnside
June 3, 1863 Robert E. Lee begins moving the Army of Northern Virginia, encamped near Fredericksburg, west towards the Shenandoah Valley
June 4, 1863 Abraham Lincoln suggests the ban on the Chicago Times be lifted and Edwin Stanton orders Ambrose Burnsides to do it
  Ambrose Burnside
  Abraham Lincoln
  Edwin Stanton
June 7, 1863 Battle of Milliken's Bend

Confederate forces attack the Union garrison driving federals to the banks of the Mississippi, where the gunboats Lexington and Choctaw turn back the advancing Rebels
Louisiana
  Second Vicksburg Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
June 9, 1863 Battle of Brandy Station

Largest cavalry battle on American soil pitted Alfred Pleasonton [US] against Jeb Stuart [CS].
Virginia
  J. E. B. Stuart
  The Gettysburg Campaign
June 11, 1863 General John Hunt Morgan leaves Alexandria, Tennessee to raid Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana
  John Hunt Morgan
June 13, 1863
June 15, 1863
Battle of Winchester

Ordered to withdraw because of the approach of the Army of Northern Virginia, Major General Robert Milroy [US] tried to hold his position in Winchester. By afternoon on the 14th, he realized his mistake and decided to withdraw that evening. Dick Ewell [CS] ordered a division to camp north of the town to prevent such a move and Milroy found himself trapped. Confederates captured or killed the 6000 men in the city.
Virginia
  Richard Ewell
  The Gettysburg Campaign
  Army of Northern Virginia
June 14, 1863 Nathaniel Banks orders a ground assault against Port Hudson but fails to breach the walls. Louisiana
  Nathaniel Banks
June 17, 1863 The CSS Atlanta, an ironclad in Warsaw Inlet, engages the USS Weehawken and USS Nahant before surrendering Georgia
June 18, 1863 Major General John McClernand is relieved of command by Ulysses S. Grant for insubordination
  Ulysses S. Grant
  John A. McClernand
June 20, 1863 West Virginia becomes the 35th state to enter the United States, but the first to enter where the terms slave and free no longer mattered West Virginia
  Civil War Firsts
June 23, 1863 Army of the Cumberland begins the Tullahoma Campaign against the Army of Tennessee Tennessee
Georgia
  Tullahoma Campaign
  Army of the Cumberland
  Leonidas Polk
  Braxton Bragg
  William S. Rosecrans
June 23, 1863 Forward units of the Army of Northern Virginia begin crossing the Potomac River into Maryland northwest of Harper's Ferry
  The Gettysburg Campaign
June 25, 1863 Union soldiers try to exploit an explosion under the Confederate entrenchments at Vicksburg. The Rebel line easily repulses the attack Mississippi
  Second Vicksburg Campaign
June 26, 1863 General Jubal Early [CS] passes through Gettysburg on his way to York. Pennsylvania
  Battle of Gettysburg
  The Gettysburg Campaign
June 26, 1863 Rear Admiral Andrew H. Foote [US] dies in New York City
June 27, 1863 Henry Halleck issues an order making George Meade commander of the Army of the Potomac.
June 28, 1863 George Meade [US] assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, replacing Joe Hooker.
  George Meade
  Army of the Potomac
  Battle of Gettysburg
  Joseph Hooker
  The Gettysburg Campaign
June 28, 1863 Jubal Early seizes York, Pennsylvania
  The Gettysburg Campaign
  Jubal Anderson Early
June 28, 1863 Judson Kirkpatrick is appointed commander of the 3d Division of Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 30, 1863 Advanced units (2 brigades under Buford) of the Army of the Potomac occupy Gettysburg.
  The Gettysburg Campaign
June 30, 1863 Army of Northern Virginia Major General Henry Heth orders a brigade under James J. Pettigrew to march to Gettysburg to investigate reports of a large quantity of footwear in the city.
  The Gettysburg Campaign
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