What Happened on December 31, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Abraham Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to the Union

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 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