April 4, 1862 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Peninsular Campaign, launched in southeastern Virginia, aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • Siege of Yorktown, fought in York County and Newport News, Virginia begins (Yorktown campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)

Deaths in History

  • Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45