Historical Events in November 1862

  • Nov 3 Battle until the 5th November between gunboats at Bayou Teche, a waterway in Louisiana
  • Nov 4 Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)
  • Nov 5 Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac
  • Nov 5 Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties
  • Nov 6 NY-SF direct telegraphic link forms

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Nov 9 US General Ulysses S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Nov 11 Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)
  • Nov 17 Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns
  • Nov 17 Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign
  • Nov 20 Confederate armies of Mississippi and Kentucky merge as Army of Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg
  • Nov 24 M Levy publishes Gustave Flaubert's "Salammbo"
  • Nov 28 Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
  • Nov 28 Battle of Hooly Spring, MS