Historical Events in March 1862

  • Mar 3 Union forces under General Pope lay siege to New Madrid, Missouri (US Civil War)
  • Mar 5 Union troops under Brigadier General Wright occupy Fernandina, Florida (US Civil War)
  • Mar 6 Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas (Elkhorn Tavern)
  • Mar 7 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, Day 2, Generals Ben McCulloch & James McIntosh killed
  • Mar 8 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
  • Mar 8 Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
  • Mar 8 Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor
  • Mar 9 USS Monitor and CSS Merrimack battle in Hampton Roads
  • Mar 10 Great Britain & France recognise independence of Zanzibar
  • Mar 10 US issues 1st paper money in the form of $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1000 notes

Historic Event

Mar 11 Confederate General Stonewall Jackson begins evacuation of Winchester, Virginia

  • Mar 12 24th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh wins aboard The Huntsman; first French trained winner; only human fatality recorded in the event, jockey Joe Wynne
  • Mar 14 Battle of New Bern North Carolina: General Burnside conquers New Bern
  • Mar 15 General John Hunt Morgan begins 4 days of raids near Gallatin, Tennessee
  • Mar 16 Battle at Pound Gap, Kentucky: Confederates separate battles
  • Mar 22 San Marino & Italy conclude treaty of friendship & cooperation
  • Mar 23 Battle of Kernstown Virginia, Jackson begins his Valley Campaign
  • Mar 26 Battle of La Glorieta Pass, New Mexico Territory (Apache Canyon, Pigeon's Ranch)
  • Mar 28 Skirmish at Bealeton Station, Virginia
  • Mar 31 Civil War action at Island #10 on Mississippi River