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June 6, 1862 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Battle of Memphis fought on the Mississippi River, Union forces defeat Confederate fleet leading to the city's surrender
  • Skirmish at Harrisonburg, Virginia, sees the Confederates win a minor victory in the Battle of Good's Farm

Birthdays in History

  • Henry John Newbolt, English poet and author (Studies Green & Gray), born in Bilston, Staffordshire, England (d. 1938)

Deaths in History

  • Turner Ashby, General, killed near Harrisonburg, Virginia, dies at 33
1862 in History