What Happened on May 9, 1864

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
  • Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)
  • Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark

Famous Deaths

  • "Uncle" John Sedgwick, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 50
  • Thomas Donnely Doubleday, US Union Col, dies in an accident