On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1864

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St Albans, Vermont
  • Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, Union beats back Confederate attackers
  • US Brigadier General Emory Upton (25) promoted to Major General

Famous Deaths

  • Daniel Davidson Bidwell, magistrate/brigadier general, dies in battle at 45