On This Day

What Happened in November 1862

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Battle until the 5th November between gunboats at Bayou Teche, a waterway in Louisiana
  • Nov 4 Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun in Indianapolis

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Nov 5 Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac

Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside
  • Nov 5 Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties
  • Nov 6 New York-San Francisco direct telegraphic link forms

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Nov 9 US General Ulysses S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Nov 17 Confederate Secretary of War George B Randolph resigns
  • Nov 17 Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign
  • Nov 20 Confederate armies of Mississippi and Kentucky merge as Army of Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg

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Nov 22 Opera "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi debuts at Bolshoi Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia [Nov 10 O.S.]

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Nov 24 M Levy publishes Gustave Flaubert's "Salammbo"
  • Nov 28 Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
  • Nov 28 Battle of Hooly Spring, MS

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 1 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1941)
  • Nov 4 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist, poet and playwright (Red Madymaynes), born in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India (d. 1960)
  • Nov 8 James Edward Sullivan, American sports official and founder (Amateur Athletic Union), born in NYC, New York (d. 1914)
  • Nov 15 Adolf Bartels, German journalist and poet, born in Wesselburen, Holstein, Germany (d. 1945)

Person of interestGerhart Hauptmann

Nov 15 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), born in Obersalzbrunn, Silesia, Prussia (d. 1946)

Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Dramatist, Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Nov 16 Charles Turner, Australian cricket fast bowler (17 Tests; 101 wickets @ 16.53; fastest to 50 Test wickets), born in Bathurst, Australia (d. 1944)
  • Nov 19 Billy Sunday, American evangelist (revivals and sermons reflected the emotional upheavals caused by transition from rural to industrial society in the United States), born in Story County, Iowa (d. 1935)
  • Nov 20 Willem Vliegen, Dutch journalist and chairman (SDAP), born in Gulpen, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • Nov 23 Alberto Williams, Argentine pianist and composer (Etrerno Reposo), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1952)
  • Nov 23 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism)
  • Nov 25 Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer, born in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania (d. 1901)
  • Nov 26 Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-British archaeologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1943)
  • Nov 29 Friedrich Klose, German-Swiss composer (K├Ânig Elf), born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1942)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 6 Charles Davis Jameson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 35
  • Nov 9 John Bordenave Villepigue, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 32
  • Nov 11 James Madison Porter, American politician (b. 1793)
  • Nov 13 Ludwig Uhland, German writer, dies at 75
  • Nov 17 Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63