October 8, 1862 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • Battle of Perryville, KY- Confederate invasion halted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Otto von Bismarck becomes Chancellor of the German Empire

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

Deaths in History

  • James Streshley Jackson, American attorney and Brigadier General (Union Army) dies in battle at 39
  • William Rufus Terrill, American Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 28