What Happened on May 6, 1864

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • US Civil War: Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA

BattleBattle of Interest

US Civil War: Battle of Wilderness - Confederate General longstreet seriously injured

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Civil war: General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Livermore Abbott, US Union brig-general, dies in battle
  • Micah Jenkins, Confederate brig-general (friendly fire), dies at 28