What Happened on December 31, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River/Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennesse in American Civil War
  • President Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to the Union
  • Skirmish at Parker Cross Roads, Tennessee
  • Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sank off Cape Hatteras, NC

Famous Deaths

  • James Edward Rains, lawyer/Confederate brig-gen, dies in Battle of Stone's River at 29
  • Joshua Woodrow Sill, US Union brig-general, dies in Battle of Stone's River at 31