On This Day

What Happened on August 21, 1864

Historical Events

  • Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties
  • Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, Kentucky
  • Battle of Summit Point, Virginia
  • Major General Nathan B. Forrest's assault on Memphis, Tennessee

Famous Deaths

  • John Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 24
1864 Highlights

About August 21, 1864

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 3 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo