What Happened on October 8, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Perryville, KY- Confederate invasion halted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Otto von Bismarck becomes Chancellor of the German Empire

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

Famous Deaths

  • James Streshley Jackson, attorney/Union-brig-gen, dies in battle at 39
  • William Rufus Terrill, Union brig-general, dies in battle at 28