What Happened on August 9, 1862

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Cedar Mountain [Slaughter's Mountain], fought in Culpeper County, Virginia, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • Berlioz' opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden

Famous Deaths

  • Charles S Winder, Confederate General killed at the Battle of Cedar Mountain VA, at 32
  • Joseph Bennett Plummer, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 42 or 46