What Happened in November 1864

Historical Events

  • Nov 4 Battle at Reynoldsburg Island near Johnsonville, Tennessee: Confederate troops bombard Union supplies and fleet destroying four gunboats
  • Nov 4 Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee
  • Nov 6 Battle of Droop Mountain, West Virginia (Averell's Raid)
  • Nov 7 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes

Election of Interest

Nov 8 Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

  • Nov 9 1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, British Columbia to a foreign country
  • Nov 9 Sherman issues preliminary plans for his "March to the Sea"
  • Nov 11 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
  • Nov 11 Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
  • Nov 13 The new Constitution of Greece adopted
  • Nov 15 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY

Historic Event

Nov 15 Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on his "March to the Sea"

  • Nov 16 Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
  • Nov 21 -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia
  • Nov 22 American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
  • Nov 22 Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death
  • Nov 23 -25] Battle at Ball's Ferry, Georgia (30 casualties)
  • Nov 25 Confederate plot to burn New York city fails
  • Nov 25 Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
  • Nov 26 Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
  • Nov 26 Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 27 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 28 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia
  • Nov 28 Battle of New Creek, West Virginia (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly)
  • Nov 29 4th & last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 29 Battle of Spring Hill, Tennessee (Thomason's Station), Confederate attack on Union forces fails
  • Nov 29 Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye
  • Nov 30 Battle of Franklin, Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualties
  • Nov 30 Battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina (Broad River) 96 dead, 665 wounded

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 10 Alexandre Levy, Brazilian composer and pianist, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1892)
  • Nov 11 Alfred Hermann Fried, German pacifist (Nobel 1911-co-founder of the German peace movement), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1921)
  • Nov 11 George Washington Crile, American surgeon (conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock), born in Chili, Ohio (d. 1943)
  • Nov 19 George Barbier, American actor (Tarzan's Revenge, Wife vs Secretary), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1945)
  • Nov 20 Gerard Wilhelm Kernkamp, Dutch historian and editor (Groene Amsterdammer), born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1943)
  • Nov 23 Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (Packard Motor Car Co.), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1936)
  • Nov 24 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter and printmaker (At the Moulin Rouge), born in Albi, France (d. 1901)
  • Nov 26 Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist and poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem), born in Wormerveer, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • Nov 28 Carel Adolph Lion Cachet, Dutch lithographer and wood carver, born in Amsterdam (d. 1945)
  • Nov 28 James Allen, English writer (As a Man Thinketh), born in Leicester, England (d. 1912)
  • Nov 28 Lindley M. Garrison, American lawyer and 46th U.S. Secretary of War (1913-16), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1932)

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 3 Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea
  • Nov 23 Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, German-Russian astronomer, dies at 71
  • Nov 30 Hiram Bronson Granbury, Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • Nov 30 John Adams, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at about 39
  • Nov 30 Otto French Strahl, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • Nov 30 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33