On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1864

Historical Events

  • Battle of Port Walthall Junction, fought in Virginia begins (Battle of Port Walthall Junction), Union victory (US Civil War)

Battle of Interest

Battle of Wilderness, fought in Virginia, Confederate General James Longstreet seriously injured (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)

Historic Event

Union Army General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign (US Civil War)

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Livermore Abbott, US Union brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Micah Jenkins, Confederate brigadier general (friendly fire), dies at 28
1864 Highlights

About May 6, 1864

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 157 years, 7 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus