What Happened on October 27, 1864

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 2nd Battle of Fair Oaks, Va near Richmond
  • Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA (Burgess' Mill, Southside Railroad)
  • Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed and sunk by a spar torpedo mounted on a steam launch
  • Siege of Petersburg, VA

Famous Deaths

  • Andreas Randel, composer, dies at 58