On This Day

What Happened on January 16, 1865

Historical Events

  • General William Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
  • Munitions magazine explodes at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, killing or injuring 200 soldiers, carelessness of drunken soldiers blamed. [1]
  • San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle starts

Famous Weddings

  • Confederate Brigadier-General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary (US Civil War)
1865 Highlights

About January 16, 1865

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 10 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn