September 1862 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 1 Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist
  • Sep 11 O Henry, [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (d. 1910)
  • Sep 11 Julian Byng, British army officer (d. 1935)
  • Sep 13 Dirk Bos, Dutch liberal 2nd Member of parliament
  • Sep 21 James E. Talmage, LDS apostle and author (d. 1933)
  • Sep 25 Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)
  • Sep 27 Louis Botha, Greytown South Africa, 1st PM of South Africa (1910-19)

Weddings in History

  • Sep 16 Liliuokalani, queen of Hawaii (1891-93) marries John Owen Dominis

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 23 Russian novelist and author of "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy

Deaths in History

  • Sep 1 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 44
  • Sep 1 Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia
  • Sep 1 Philip "Phil" Kearny, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 48
  • Sep 2 Thornton F Brodhead, US lawyer/politician/brig-general, dies at 40
  • Sep 10 Carlos A Lopez, president of Paraguay (1844-62), dies at 71
  • Sep 14 Jesse Lee Reno, Union general-major (Reno Nevada), dies at 39
  • Sep 14 Samuel Garland Jr, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle
  • Sep 17 Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, (Rep-D)/Confederate brig-general, dies at 41
  • Sep 17 William Edwin Starke, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at about 48
  • Sep 19 [Lewis] Henry Little, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 45
  • Sep 29 William "Bull" Nelson, Union general-major, murdered at 38
  • Sep 30 Isaac Peace Rodman, banker/Union brig-gen, dies of injury at about 40