What Happened on December 31, 1862

Historical Events

  • -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River (Battle of Murfreesboro), Tennessee in US Civil War

Historic Event

President Abraham Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to the Union

  • Skirmish at Parker Cross Roads, Tennessee
  • Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sank off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • James Edward Rains, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in Battle of Stone's River at 29
  • Joshua Woodrow Sill, US Union brigadier general, dies in Battle of Stone's River at 31
1862 Highlights

About December 31, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 160 years and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn