On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1864

Historical Events

  • Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca, ends (since May 13)
  • Battle of Bermuda Hundred, Virginia
  • Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties)

Famous Deaths

  • Lean Bear, Cheyenne chief, murdered
1864 Highlights

About May 16, 1864

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus