What Happened on August 9, 1862

Historical Events

  • Battle of Cedar Mountain [Slaughter's Mountain], fought in Culpeper County, Virginia, Confederate victory (US Civil War)

Music Premiere

Hector Berlioz's opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden, Germany

Famous Deaths

  • Charles S. Winder, Confederate General killed at the Battle of Cedar Mountain Virginia, at 32
  • Joseph Bennett Plummer, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 42 or 46
1862 Highlights

About August 9, 1862

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo