What Happened in December 1864

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA
  • Dec 1 Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia
  • Dec 2 Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia
  • Dec 3 Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia
  • Dec 4 Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA
  • Dec 4 Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law
  • Dec 6 Battle of Deveaux's Neck, SC
  • Dec 7 Skirmish at Ebenezer Creek/Cypress Swamp, Georgia
  • Dec 8 Pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura ("Syllabus errorum")

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 10 General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins

  • Dec 13 Battle of Ft McAllister, GA
  • Dec 15 Battle of Nashville, TN
  • Dec 15 Raid on Stoneman: Abingdon & Glade Springs, VA
  • Dec 16 Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities
  • Dec 20 -Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC
  • Dec 21 General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia
  • Dec 24 Battle of Gordonsville, VA
  • Dec 28 Battle of Egypt Station, MS
  • Dec 29 Fire Dept celebrates 1st annual ball

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 3 Herman Heijermans Jr, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City)
  • Dec 6 William S. Hart, American actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds)
  • Dec 9 Sidney Homer, composer
  • Dec 12 Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)
  • Dec 13 Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947)
  • Dec 17 John Felix August Korling, composer
  • Dec 19 Adolf Sandberger, composer
  • Dec 23 Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
  • Dec 25 Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (d. 1951)
  • Dec 27 RenĂ© Georges Hermann-Paul, French artist (d. 1940)
  • Dec 30 Alessandro Longo, composer
  • Dec 31 Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Archibald Gracie III, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at Siege of Petersburg, Virginia aged 32
  • Dec 8 George Boole, British inventor of Boolean algebra (b. 1815)
  • Dec 21 William Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51