What Happened on October 8, 1862

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Perryville, KY- Confederate invasion halted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Otto von Bismarck becomes Chancellor of the German Empire

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck

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