What Happened on July 22, 1864

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Battle of Atlanta: General Sherman's Union side defeats Confederate troops under General Hood, with 8,449 Confederate and 3,641 US casualties

Famous Deaths

  • Ägid Karl Lickl, Austrian guitar virtuoso, pianist, and composer, dies at 60
  • James Birdseye McPherson, US Union general-major, dies in The Battle of Atlanta at 35
  • William H. T. Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), killed in action at 47 during the Atlanta Campaign
1864 Highlights

About July 22, 1864

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Cancer