What Happened on May 12, 1864

Historical Events

  • Battle of Drewry's Bluff, fought in Chesterfield County, Virginia (Peninsula Campaign), Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • Battle of Spotsylvania, fought near Courthouse, Virginia (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • Battle of Todd's Tavern, cavalry battle fought near Todds Tavern, Virginia (Sheridan's Raid), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • US Union colonel Emory Upton (24) promoted to brigadier general
1864 History

Famous Deaths

  • Abner Monroe Perrin, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 37

About May 12, 1864

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 159 years and 23 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus