What Happened on May 5, 1864

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Atlanta Campaign: 5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge
  • Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke
  • Battle of Wilderness, VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
  • Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Hays, US Union-general-major, dies in battle at 44
  • John Marshall Jones, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 43
  • Leroy A Stafford, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 42