What Happened on August 26, 1863

Historical Events

  • Battle of Rocky Gap, West Virginia (White Sulphur Springs): Colonel George S. Patton's Confederate forces defeat Union brigade advance

Famous Deaths

  • John Bz. Floyd, American Governor (Virginia), Secretary of War (1857-60) and Confederate general, dies of failing health at 57
1863 Highlights

About August 26, 1863

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years and 1 month
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo