What Happened in November 1864

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee
  • Nov 4 Naval Engagement at Reynoldsburg Island
  • Nov 6 Battle of Droop Mountain, WV (Averell's Raid)
  • Nov 7 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Nov 9 1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, BC to a foreign country
  • Nov 9 Sherman issues preliminary plans for his "March to the Sea"
  • Nov 11 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
  • Nov 11 Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
  • Nov 13 The new Constitution of Greece is adopted.
  • Nov 15 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on his "March to the Sea"

  • Nov 16 Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
  • Nov 21 -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia
  • Nov 22 American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
  • Nov 22 Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death
  • Nov 23 -25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)
  • Nov 25 Confederate plot to burn New York city fails
  • Nov 25 Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
  • Nov 26 Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
  • Nov 26 Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 27 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 28 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia
  • Nov 28 Battle of New Creek, WV (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly)
  • Nov 29 4th & last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 29 Battle of Spring Hill, TN (Thomason's Station)
  • Nov 29 Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye
  • Nov 30 Battle of Franklin Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
  • Nov 30 Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 9 Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses
  • Nov 10 Alexandre Levy, composer
  • Nov 11 Alfred Hermann Fried, Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911)
  • Nov 11 George Washington Crile, Chili Ohio, American Surgeon who conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock
  • Nov 19 George Barbier, actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 20 Gerard W Kernkamp, Dutch historian/editor (Groene Amsterdammer)
  • Nov 23 Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)
  • Nov 24 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
  • Nov 26 Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist/poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem)
  • Nov 28 Carel A Lion Cachet, lithographer/wood carver
  • Nov 28 James Allen English writer (d. 1912)
  • Nov 28 Lindley M. Garrison, American Secretary of War (d. 1932)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea
  • Nov 30 Hiram Bronson Granbury, Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • Nov 30 John Adams, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at about 39
  • Nov 30 Otto French Strahl, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • Nov 30 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33