Historical Events in September 1862

  • Sep 1 Battle at Chantilly (Ox Hill) Virginia (2100 casualties)
  • Sep 1 Federal tax levied on tobacco

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Sep 4 General Lee invades the North with 50,000 Confederate troops during US Civil war

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • Sep 4 North Beach & Mission Railway Company organized in San Francisco
  • Sep 4 Maryland Campaign (Antietam Campaign)
  • Sep 5 General Lee crosses Potomac & enters Maryland

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Sep 6 Stonewall Jackson occupies Frederick, Maryland

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • Sep 9 Robert E. Lee splits his army & sends Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry
  • Sep 11 3rd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 12 Battle of Harpers Ferry VA
  • Sep 14 Battle at Crampton's Gap: Union troops win a tactical victory over Confederate forces
  • Sep 14 Battle at South Mountain: Union troops defeat an outnumbered Confederate force
  • Sep 14 Battle of Munfordsville KY
  • Sep 14 Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
  • Sep 14 Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War
  • Sep 15 Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV
  • Sep 16 Gen Bragg's army surrounds 4,000 federals at Munfordville, KY
  • Sep 17 Battle of Antietam [Battle of Sharpsburg], bloodiest day in the American Civil War 23,110 die in first battle on Union soil
  • Sep 17 Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN-evacuted by Federals
  • Sep 17 Battle of Mumfordville, Kentucky, US Col J Wilder surrenders city
  • Sep 17 American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.
  • Sep 18 Confederate armies officially divide into corps
  • Sep 18 General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
  • Sep 19 -20] Battle at Blackford's Ford, Virginia
  • Sep 19 Battle at Iuka Mississippi (1,700 casualties)
  • Sep 22 President Lincoln says he will free slaves in all states on Jan 1
  • Sep 23 Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
  • Sep 24 Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal
  • Sep 25 Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
  • Sep 30 First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

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Sep 30 Prussia Minister President Otto Von Bismarck's delivers his "Blood & Iron" speech

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck