What Happened in September 1864

Historical Events

  • Sep 1 2nd day of battle at Jonesboro Georgia, about 3,000 casualties
  • Sep 1 Battle of Petersburg VA
  • Sep 1 Skirmish at Hood evacuated confederates from Atlanta GA

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Sep 2 Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War

  • Sep 3 Battle of Berryville, VA
  • Sep 3 US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki
  • Sep 4 Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
  • Sep 5 British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • Sep 5 Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • Sep 16 Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)
  • Sep 16 5th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 167 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 17 American Civil War: Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign
  • Sep 18 Battle of Martinsburg, Virginia
  • Sep 18 Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
  • Sep 19 3rd Battle of Winchester, Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)
  • Sep 22 Battle of Fisher's Hill VA-Gen Early Retreats to Brown's Gap
  • Sep 22 Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg, VA
  • Sep 27 Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
  • Sep 27 Centralia Massacre (Missouri): 24 unarmed Union soldiers captured and executed by "Bloody Bill" Anderson/Frank

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27 Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Sep 28 -30) Battle of Fort Harrison VA (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights)
  • Sep 29 Battle of Chaffin's Farm and New Market Heights in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Sep 30 Battle of Preble's Farm VA (Poplar Springs Church)
  • Sep 30 Black soldiers given US Medal of Honor

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 1 Roger David Casement, Irish nationalist (Easter uprising 1916)
  • Sep 3 Hale Ascher VanderCook, composer
  • Sep 7 Giovanni Tebaldini, composer
  • Sep 14 Lord Robert Cecil, Viscount of Chelwood, UK, helps form League of Nations (Nobel 1937)
  • Sep 22 Louis Van Deyssel, writer (Small Republic, One Love)
  • Sep 23 Draga Mašin, Queen of Serbia (d. 1903)
  • Sep 27 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist/author
  • Sep 27 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic Priest (d. 1938)
  • Sep 28 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
  • Sep 29 Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Bilbao Spain, philosopher (Ensayos, Teatro)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Business magnate John D. Rockefeller (25) weds abolitionist Laura Spelman (24)

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 4 John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
  • Sep 15 John Hanning Speke, British explorer (b. 1827)
  • Sep 16 John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)
  • Sep 17 Walter Savage Landor, author, dies
  • Sep 19 Archibald Campbell Godwin, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
  • Sep 19 David Allen Russell, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 43
  • Sep 19 Robert Emmet Rodes, US Confederate gen-major, dies in battle at 35
  • Sep 29 Hiram Burnham, US Union-colonel (Chancellorsville), dies in battle