On This Day

What Happened on April 6, 1865

Historical Events

  • Battle of High Bridge, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)

Victory in Battle

Battle of Sayler's Creek, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), 1/4 of General Robert E. Lee's army cut off, Union victory (US Civil War)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Famous Deaths

  • Colonel Reuben B Boston, US Confederate cavalry, killed in action during Battle of High Bridge in Farmville, Virginia at 30
  • John Austin Wharton, American lawyer and Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 36
1865 Highlights

About April 6, 1865

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 6 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries