On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1863

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Shepardstown VA
  • Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga Tenn, ends

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Hardin Helm, US attorney/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 33

Person of interestJacob Grimm

Jacob Grimm, German philologist, folklorist and editor of "Grimm's Fairy Tales", dies at 78

Author Jacob Grimm
Jacob Grimm
  • William Haines Lytle, US politician, poet and Brigadier General (Union Army), killed in action during the American Civil War at 36