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, helped develop playgrounds

Deaths in History

  • Nat Gordon, last pirate, hanged in New York City for stealing 1,000 slaves