On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 1862

Historical Events

  • Battle of Memphis fought on the Mississippi River, Union forces defeat Confederate fleet leading to the city's surrender
  • Skirmish at Harrisonburg, Virginia, sees the Confederates win a minor victory in the Battle of Good's Farm

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, Virginia, dies at 33
1862 Highlights

About June 6, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini