What Happened in November 1862

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Battle until the 5th November between gunboats at Bayou Teche, a waterway in Louisiana
  • Nov 4 Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)
  • Nov 5 Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac
  • Nov 5 Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties
  • Nov 6 NY-SF direct telegraphic link forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 US General Ulysses S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Nov 11 Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)
  • Nov 17 Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns
  • Nov 17 Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign
  • Nov 20 Confederate armies of Mississippi and Kentucky merge as Army of Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg
  • Nov 24 M Levy publishes Gustave Flaubert's "Salammbo"
  • Nov 28 Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
  • Nov 28 Battle of Hooly Spring, MS

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer/conductor/organist (Cyrano)
  • Nov 4 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)
  • Nov 15 Adolf Bartels, German folk art writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 15 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), born in Obersalzbrunn, Silesia, Prussia (d. 1946)

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 16 Charles Thomas Biass Turner, cricketer (the "Terror")
  • Nov 19 Billy Sunday, American evangelist (d. 1935)
  • Nov 20 Willem H Vliegen, Dutch typographer/co-founder/chairman (SDAP)
  • Nov 23 Alberto Williams, Buenos Aires Argentina, composer (Etrerno Reposo)
  • Nov 23 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism)
  • Nov 25 Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer
  • Nov 26 Mark A Stein, archaeologist
  • Nov 29 Friedrich Klose, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Charles Davis Jameson, US Union brig-gen (Fair Oaks), dies at 35
  • Nov 9 John Bordenave Villepigue, US Confederate brig-gen, dies at 32
  • Nov 11 James Madison Porter, American politician (b. 1793)
  • Nov 13 Ludwig Uhland, writer, dies at 75
  • Nov 17 Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63