What Happened in October 1862

Historical Events

  • Oct 3 -10] Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
  • Oct 3 Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky
  • Oct 4 Battle of Corinth ends
  • Oct 5 Battle of Hatchie Bridge, Tennessee; confederate forces avoid capture by Union army
  • Oct 5 Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas
  • Oct 8 Battle of Perryville, KY- Confederate invasion halted

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Oct 8 Otto von Bismarck becomes Chancellor of the German Empire

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

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Oct 12 JEB Stuart completes his "second ride around Mcclellan"

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • Oct 12 Maj Gen Earl Van Dorn assumes command of Confederate troops in Missisippi
  • Oct 12 Skirmish at Monocacy, Maryland
  • Oct 14 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
  • Oct 14 Excelsiors defeat Unions of Morrisania 13-9
  • Oct 17 Battle of Leetown & Thoroughfare Gap, VA
  • Oct 18 Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY
  • Oct 20 Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
  • Oct 22 Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory
  • Oct 22 Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 3 John Briggs, cricketer (mighty England all-rounder late 19th century)
  • Oct 4 Edward Stratemeyer, American author (d. 1930)
  • Oct 6 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, American politician/author (Progressive)
  • Oct 10 Arthur De Greef, composer
  • Oct 13 Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
  • Oct 19 Auguste Lumière, made 1st movie (Workers Leaving Lumière Factory)

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 3 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 47
  • Oct 4 William Duncan Smith, US Confederate brigadier general, dies at 36
  • Oct 8 James Streshley Jackson, American attorney and Brigadier General (Union Army) dies in battle at 39
  • Oct 8 William Rufus Terrill, American Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 28
  • Oct 16 George Burgwyn Anderson, US Confederate brigadier general, dies at 31
  • Oct 18 James Creighton, amateur American baseball player, dies of ruptured bladder from hitting home run on Oct 14th
  • Oct 30 Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, American astronomer and Union Major General, dies at 53