On This Day

Historical Events in September 1864

  • Sep 1 2nd day of battle at Jonesboro Georgia, about 3,000 casualties
  • Sep 1 Skirmish at Hood evacuated confederates from Atlanta GA

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Sep 2 Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during Savannah Campaign (US Civil War)

  • Sep 3 Battle of Berryville, Virginia, Confederate forces retreat in face of Union strength
  • Sep 3 US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki
  • Sep 4 Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
  • Sep 5 British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • Sep 5 Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • Sep 16 Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)
  • Sep 16 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Tom Morris Sr. wins third title; beats fellow Scot Andrew Strath by 2 strokes
  • Sep 17 American Civil War: Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign
  • Sep 18 Battle of Martinsburg, Virginia
  • Sep 18 Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
  • Sep 19 3rd Battle of Winchester, Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)
  • Sep 22 Battle of Fisher's Hill, Virginia - General Early Retreats to Brown's Gap
  • Sep 22 Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Sep 27 Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
  • Sep 27 Centralia Massacre (Missouri): 24 unarmed Union soldiers captured and executed by "Bloody Bill" Anderson/Frank

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Sep 27 Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

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  • Sep 28 -30) Battle of Fort Harrison Virginia (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights)
  • Sep 29 Battle of Chaffin's Farm and New Market Heights in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Sep 30 Battle of Preble's Farm Virginia (Poplar Springs Church)
  • Sep 30 Black soldiers given US Medal of Honor