What Happened on May 8, 1864

Historical Events

  • Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge, Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
  • Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton
  • Battle of Spotsylvania Court House begins
1864 History

Famous Deaths

  • James Samuel Wadsworth, American politician and major general (Union), dies in battle at 56
  • Leroy Augustus Stafford, Confederate American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies from injuries incurred 3 days earlier during the Battle of the Wilderness in northern Virginia, at 42

About May 8, 1864

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus