What Happened on May 9, 1864

Historical Events

  • -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
  • Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, Virginia (Drewery's Bluff, Fort Darling)
  • Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
1864 History

Famous Deaths

  • John Sedgwick, American Major General (Union Army), is shot in battle after claiming "they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance" at 50

About May 9, 1864

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

Star Sign: Taurus