On This Day

What Happened on October 8, 1862

Historical Events

  • Battle of Perryville, KY- Confederate invasion halted

Famous Deaths

  • James Streshley Jackson, American attorney and Brigadier General (Union Army) dies in battle at 39
  • William Rufus Terrill, American Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 28
1862 Highlights

About October 8, 1862

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

Star Sign: Libra