On This Day

What Happened on October 27, 1864

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA (Burgess' Mill, Southside Railroad)
  • Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed and sunk by a spar torpedo mounted on a steam launch
  • Second Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia near Richmond

Famous Deaths

  • Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, dies at 58