Type Date spansort icon Title
Battles/Soldiers 09/19/1864 In the Shenandoah Valley, Union forces triumph at the hard-fought Third Battle of Winchester
Battles/Soldiers 09/19/1864 In Virginia, George S. Patton, Sr., grandfather of the famous World War II general, is mortally wounded
Battles/Soldiers 09/16/1864—09/17/1864 In Prince George County, Virginia, Confederate raiders make off with thousands of Union cattle
Crime/Disasters 09/16/1864 A tugboat race in New York's East River ends in tragedy when one vessels bursts its boilers, killing four
Lawmaking/Litigating 09/07/1864 The people of Nevada vote on their proposed constitution and statehood
Crime/Disasters 09/03/1864 Near Norfolk, Virginia, a veteran U.S. Navy frigate burns and sinks at her moorings
Battles/Soldiers 09/02/1864 The Union's Army of the Tennessee captures Atlanta, boosting northern morale and Republican prospects
US/the World 09/01/1864—09/07/1864 At Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island, provincial delegates meet to discuss possible Canadian unity
Battles/Soldiers 09/01/1864 Career soldier Absalom Baird wins the Medal of Honor, leading a bayonet charge at Jonesborough
Battles/Soldiers 08/31/1864—09/01/1864 Union forces break the last Confederate efforts to defend Atlanta at the Battle of Jonesborough
Campaigns/Elections 08/29/1864—08/31/1864 In Chicago, the Democratic Party meets for its national nominating convention
Battles/Soldiers 08/25/1864 At Ream's Station in Virginia, Confederate units make a powerful effort to regain the control of the vital Weldon Railroad
Battles/Soldiers 08/24/1864 The U.S.S. Niagara visits Dover on the English coast to drop off a captured British crew
Battles/Soldiers 08/21/1864 In Tennessee, Confederate General Forrest's cavalry makes a daring raid into the streets of Union-held Memphis
US/the World 08/15/1864—08/17/1864 In Belfast, Catholics retaliate against Protestant rioters and the mobs battle in the streets
Battles/Soldiers 08/15/1864 The U.S. Navy seizes a Confederate raider, now a British civilian vessel, off the coast of Portugal
Crime/Disasters 08/09/1864 In Virginia, a massive explosion at the Union supply depot at City Point kills more than forty workers
US/the World 08/08/1864 In Belfast, the unveiling of a statue in Dublin to Daniel O'Connell touches off anti-Catholic demonstrations
Crime/Disasters 08/08/1864 At Plum Creek in Nebraska, Cheyenne Indians attack and wipe out a sizable wagon train carrying freight, killing eleven
Battles/Soldiers 08/05/1864 In Mobile Bay, Alabama, U.S. naval forces win a comprehensive victory over the Confederate fleet