On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1862

Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

Battle of Fredricksburg in Virginia begins between Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside

1862 Highlights

About December 11, 1862

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius