On This Day

What Happened on November 5, 1862

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac

Union General, Politician and Industrialist Ambrose Burnside
Union General, Politician and Industrialist
Ambrose Burnside
  • Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties
1862 Highlights

About November 5, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 158 years and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio