December 31, 1862 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River (Battle of Murfreesboro), Tennesse in American Civil War
  • President Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to the Union
  • Skirmish at Parker Cross Roads, Tennessee
  • Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sank off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Deaths in History

  • James Edward Rains, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in Battle of Stone's River at 29
  • Joshua Woodrow Sill, US Union brigadier general, dies in Battle of Stone's River at 31