JUNE 8TH, 1864: The USS Chillicothe, Neosho and Fort Hindman had an expedition up the Atchafalaya River, Louisiana to silence a Confederate battery above Simmesport. After a short engagements, the Confederates were driven off and their cannons captured.
JUNE 9TH, 1864: Secretary Welles decided "to retire Marine officers who are past the legal age, and to bring in Zeilin as Commander of the Corps." retirement of over-age naval and marine officers was one of the difficult administrative problems of the war.
The USS New Berne, chased blockade-running steamer Pevensey aground near Beaufort, NC, with cargo including arms, lead, bacon and clothing. She blew up shortly thereafter.