On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1862

Historical Events

  • Confederate Secretary of War George B Randolph resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign

Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside

Famous Deaths

  • Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63
1862 Highlights

About November 17, 1862

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 11 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio