On This Day

March 8, 1862 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
  • Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
  • Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor

Birthdays in History

  • Joseph Lee, Father of Playgrounds movement, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1937)
1862 in History