On This Day

What Happened on June 15, 1864

Historical Events

  • -17] Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia

Battle of Interest

Battle of Petersburg begins as General Ulysses S. Grant assaults the Confederate line at the important Southern rail center of Petersburg

  • Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James River, Virginia

Historic Event

Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, Virginia) becomes a military cemetery

  • US Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers

Famous Birthdays

  • Guy Ropartz [Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz], French composer, born in Guingamp, France (d. 1955)

Famous Deaths

  • Haller Nutt, American rich Southern Plantation owner (Longwood house - largest octagonal house in the US), dies at 48
1864 Highlights

About June 15, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 1 month and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini