On This Day

Historical Events in November 1864

  • Nov 4 Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee
  • Nov 4 Battle at Reynoldsburg Island near Johnsonville, Tennessee: Confederate troops bombard Union supplies and fleet destroying four gunboats
  • Nov 6 Battle of Droop Mountain, West Virginia (Averell's Raid)
  • Nov 7 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes

Election of Interest

Nov 8 Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

  • Nov 9 1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, British Columbia to a foreign country
  • Nov 9 Sherman issues preliminary plans for his "March to the Sea"
  • Nov 11 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
  • Nov 11 Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
  • Nov 13 The new Constitution of Greece adopted
  • Nov 15 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY

Historic Event

Nov 15 Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on his "March to the Sea"

  • Nov 16 Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
  • Nov 21 -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia
  • Nov 22 American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
  • Nov 22 Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death
  • Nov 23 -25] Battle at Ball's Ferry, Georgia (30 casualties)
  • Nov 25 Confederate plot to burn New York city fails
  • Nov 25 Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
  • Nov 26 Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
  • Nov 26 Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 27 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 28 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia
  • Nov 28 Battle of New Creek, West Virginia (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly)
  • Nov 29 4th & last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 29 Battle of Spring Hill, Tennessee (Thomason's Station), Confederate attack on Union forces fails
  • Nov 29 Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye
  • Nov 30 Battle of Franklin, Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualties
  • Nov 30 Battle of Honey Hill, South Carolina (Broad River) 96 dead, 665 wounded