On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1862

Historical Events

  • -Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA
  • -Jan 3rd] Vicksburg campaign

Historic Event

Confederate Army Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest occupies Trenton, Kentucky (US Civil War)

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Confederate raid on Union supplies at Holly Springs, Mississippi

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Knox Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist
1862 Highlights

About December 20, 1862

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius