On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1864

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties
  • Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, Kentucky
  • Battle of Summit Point, Virginia
  • BBT Charleston, South Carolina [->DEC 31]
  • Major General Nathan B. Forrest's assault on Memphis, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • John Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 24