On This Day

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

Famous Deaths

  • James Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56
1864 Highlights

About May 8, 1864

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus