What Happened in 1862 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 281

  • May 16 Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir builds 1st automobile
  • May 17 Battle of Princeton WV, ends, about 128 casualities
  • May 20 US Homestead Act becomes law which provides cheap land for the settlement of the American West

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May 23 Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • May 24 Beardslee field telegraph used for 1st time
  • May 24 Westminster Bridge across Thames opens
  • May 25 First Battle of Winchester VA
  • May 27 Battle of Hanover Court House, VA (Slash Church, Peake's Station)
  • May 30 Battle of Booneville MS - captured Gen Beauregard evacuates Corinth
  • May 31 Battle of Seven Pines VA (Fair Oaks)
  • Jun 1 2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Va (11,165 casualties)

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Jun 1 General Robert E. Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at Seven Pines

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Jun 1 Slavery abolished in all US possessions
  • Jun 2 Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virgin during US Civil War
  • Jun 2 Raid at Early's: Maryland towards Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 4 Confederates evacuate Fort Pillow, Tennessee
  • Jun 6 Battle of Memphis-city is surrendered
  • Jun 6 Skirmish at Harrisonburg, PA
  • Jun 7 Skirmish at Union Church, VA (Peninsular)
  • Jun 7 Gen B Butler orders William Mumford hanged after he removed & destroyed US flag on display over New Orleans Mint
  • Jun 7 The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.
  • Jun 8 Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia
  • Jun 9 Battle of Port Republic, last of 5 battles in Jacksons Valley camp

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Jun 15 Gen Jeb Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • Jun 19 Slavery outlawed in US territories
  • Jun 20 Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
  • Jun 25 Battle of Oak Grove, VA (Orchard, Henrico, French's Field) (Kings's Schoolhouse) Day 1 of 7 Days
  • Jun 26 Battle of Beaver Dam Creek-Union repulses Confederacy in Virginia
  • Jun 26 Day 2 of 7 Days-Battle of Mechanicsville VA (Meadow Bridge)
  • Jun 26 US Army of Virginia established under Gen John Pope
  • Jun 27 -28] Battle at Garnett's/Golding's Farms, Virginia
  • Jun 27 Battle of Gaines' Mill, VA (Cold Harbor, Chickahominy Bluffs) Day 3
  • Jun 28 Day 4 of 7 Day Battle of Savage's Station [Garnett's Farm] in Virginia
  • Jun 29 Day 5 of 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station, Va
  • Jun 30 Battle at Nelson's Farm/Glendale/Frayser's Farm, Virginia: Confederate assault attack. 6th day of 7 days battles US Civil War
  • Jun 30 Gustave Flaubert completes "Salammbo"
  • Jul 1 Battle at Booneville Mississippi: Confederate superior power driven out
  • Jul 1 Congress outlaws polygamy for the 1st time
  • Jul 1 US Civil War: Day 7 of 7 Days-Battle of Malvern Hill (Poindexter's Farm) Union forces repel Confederate attack
  • Jul 1 Emperor Alexander II grants Jews right to publish books
  • Jul 1 US Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco & on incomes over $600 (progressive rate)
  • Jul 1 The Russian State Library is founded.
  • Jul 2 Lincoln signs act granting land for state agricultural colleges

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Jul 4 Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice Liddell on a family boat trip on the river Isis (Thames) in Oxford

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • Jul 4 R Morgan's: Tomkinsville, KY to Somerset, KY [->JUL 28]
  • Jul 6 Skirmish at Devall's Bluff, Arkansas (106 casualties)
  • Jul 7 Land Grant Act endows state colleges with federal land
  • Jul 8 Theodore R Timby is granted a US patent for discharging guns in a revolving turret, using electricity.
  • Jul 9 Gen John Hunt Morgan captures Tompkinsville, Ky
  • Jul 10 US begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad
  • Jul 11 Lincoln appoints General Halleck general-in-chief
  • Jul 12 US Congress authorizes Medal of Honor
  • Jul 12 Federal troops occupy Helena, Arkansas
  • Jul 13 Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (Forrest's Raid) US895 CS150 (US Civil War)
  • Jul 15 CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet & Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R

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Jul 16 David Farragut is 1st Rear Admiral in US Navy

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • Jul 17 Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River MS: USS Potomac Expedition
  • Jul 17 US army authorized to accept blacks as laborers
  • Jul 17 United army officially divides corps
  • Jul 17 R John Hunt Morgan:Cynthiana, KY CS24 US17 Skirmish at Columbia, TN
  • Jul 18 Battle of Newburgh, IN - captured by Union forces
  • Jul 20 Guerrilla campaign in GA (Porter's & Poindexter's) [->SEP 20] US580 CS2866
  • Jul 27 Hurricane hits Canton; about 40,000 die
  • Jul 27 Steamer "Golden Gate" burns & sinks off west coast of Mexico
  • Jul 28 Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo
  • Aug 4 US government collects its 1st income tax
  • Aug 5 Battle of Baton Rouge, LA
  • Aug 6 Confederate ironclad "Arkansas" is badly damaged in Union attack
  • Aug 9 Battle of Cedar Mountain VA during US Civil War (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain)
  • Aug 9 Berlioz' opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden
  • Aug 10 Battle of Nueces River TX
  • Aug 12 Gen John Hunt Morgan & his raiders capture Gallatin, TX

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Aug 14 Abraham Lincoln receives the first group of African Americans to confer with a US president

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Aug 17 Confederate troops under Kirby Smith enter Kentucky
  • Aug 18 General Lee's adjutant Major Stuart captured
  • Aug 18 Sioux Indians begin uprising in Minnesota (it is later crushed)
  • Aug 21 The Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates.
  • Aug 22 Battle of Catlett's Station, VA
  • Aug 22 Santee Sioux indian attack Fort Ridgely
  • Aug 23 Skirmish at Big Hill, Kentucky (2 Federal regiments)
  • Aug 25 US Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
  • Aug 28 Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, VA
  • Aug 28 Battle of Groveton, VA (Manassas Plains) [->AUG 19] US7000 CS7000
  • Aug 28 Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 29 2nd Battle of Bull Run Va (Manassas) during US Civil War
  • Aug 29 Battle of Aspromonte; Italian royal forces defeat rebels
  • Aug 29 US Bureau of Engraving & Printing begins operation
  • Aug 30 Last day of 2nd Battle of Bull Run Va - Confederates beat Union forces
  • Aug 30 Battle of 2nd Manassas-Pope defeated by Lee-Battle of Richmond, KY
  • Aug 30 Battle of Altamont-Confederates beat Union forces in Tennessee
  • Sep 1 Battle at Chantilly (Ox Hill) Virginia (2100 casualties)
  • Sep 1 Federal tax levied on tobacco
  • Sep 4 General Lee invades the North with 50,000 Confederate troops during US Civil war
  • Sep 4 North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in San Francisco
  • Sep 4 Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
  • Sep 5 General Lee crosses Potomac & enters Maryland
  • Sep 6 Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland
  • Sep 9 Robert E. Lee splits his army & sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry
  • Sep 11 3rd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 12 Battle of Harpers Ferry VA

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 112 of 112

  • Nov 26 Mark A Stein, archaeologist
  • Nov 29 Friedrich Klose, composer
  • Dec 3 Jules Renkin, Belgian jurist/minister/premier (1931-32)
  • Dec 7 Paul Adam, French writer (La Bataille d'Uhde)
  • Dec 8 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (La Dame de Chez Maxim's)
  • Dec 9 Karel Kovarovic, composer
  • Dec 14 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]
  • Dec 14 John M Acket, Dutch literary (Grammatic Conceptions)
  • Dec 16 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la robe)

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Dec 22 Connie Mack, East Brookfield, Massachusetts, HOF baseball executive/manager (Philadelphia A's 1900-1950), (d. 1956)

Baseball Legend Connie Mack
Baseball Legend
Connie Mack
  • Dec 23 Henri Pirenne, Belgian historian (History of Belgium)
  • Dec 26 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

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