On This Day

Historical Events in November 1862

  • Nov 3 Battle until the 5th November between gunboats at Bayou Teche, a waterway in Louisiana

Historic Invention

Nov 4 American inventor Richard Jordan Gatling patents the hand cranked Gatling machine gun in Indianapolis

Historic Event

Nov 5 Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac

  • Nov 5 Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties
  • Nov 6 New York-San Francisco direct telegraphic link forms

Historic Event

Nov 9 US General Ulysses S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him

  • Nov 17 Confederate Secretary of War George B. Randolph resigns
  • Nov 17 Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign
  • Nov 20 Confederate armies of Mississippi and Kentucky merge as Army of Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg

Music History

Nov 22 Opera "La Forza del Destino" by Giuseppe Verdi debuts at Bolshoi Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia [Nov 10 O.S.]

  • Nov 24 M Levy publishes Gustave Flaubert's novel "Salammbo"
  • Nov 28 Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
  • Nov 28 Battle of Hooly Spring, MS