What Happened on May 12, 1864

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Todd's Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid), cavalry battle during US Civil War
  • US Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia
  • US Civil war: Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA (Ft Darling)
  • US Union colonel Emory Upton (24) promoted to brigadier general

Famous Deaths

  • Abner Monroe Perrin, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 37

Person of interestPerson of Interest

J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General, dies at 31

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart