On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1862

Historical Events

  • John Hunt Morgan's raid reaches Cynthiana, Kentucky
  • Naval Engagement at Pascagoula River Mississippi: USS Potomac Expedition
  • United army officially divides corps
  • US army authorized to accept African-Americans as laborers
1862 Highlights

About July 17, 1862

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 2 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer