On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Peninsular Campaign, launched in southeastern Virginia, aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • Siege of Yorktown, fought in York County and Newport News, Virginia begins (Yorktown campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)

Famous Deaths

  • Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45