On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Memphis-city is surrendered
  • Skirmish at Harrisonburg, Pennsylvania

Famous Birthdays

  • Henry John Newbolt, English poet and author (Studies Green & Gray), born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England (d. 1938)

Famous Deaths

  • Turner Ashby, General, killed near Harrisonburg VA, dies at 33