On This Day

What Happened on May 23, 1862

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Valley Campaign: Stonewall Jackson takes Fort Royal, Virginia

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson

Famous Birthdays

  • William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player who lived to 99
1862 Highlights

About May 23, 1862

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini