November 1862 in history

November 1862 events chronologically

Nov 5 American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time
Nov 5 American Indian Wars: In Minnesota, 303 Dakota warriors are found guilty of rape and murder of whites and are sentenced to hang. 38 are ultimately executed and the others reprieved
Nov 9 American Civil War: Union General Ambrose Burnside assumes command of the Army of the Potomac, after George B. McClellan is removed
Nov 14 American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg
Nov 28 American Civil War: In the Battle of Cane Hill, Union troops under General James G. Blunt defeat General John Marmaduke's Confederates

Top 7 most famous people born in November 1862

Nov 15 Gerhart Hauptmann a German dramatist and novelist. He is counted among the most important promoters of literary naturalism, though he integrated other styles into his work. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1912
Nov 19 Billy Sunday an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century.
Nov 20 Edvard Westermarck a Finnish philosopher and sociologist. Among other subjects, he studied exogamy and the incest taboo
Nov 20 Georges Palante a French philosopher and sociologist.
Nov 23 Théo van Rysselberghe a Belgian neo-impressionist painter, who played a pivotal role in the European art scene at the turn of the century.
Nov 26 Aurel Stein a Hungarian-British archaeologist, primarily known for his explorations and archaeological discoveries in Central Asia. He was also a professor at various Indian universities
Nov 29 Gustav Ritter von Kahr a German right-wing politician, active in the state of Bavaria. He was instrumental in the collapse and suppression of Adolf Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, and for those actions was brutally murdered more than ten years later in the Night of the Long Knives

Top 7 most famous people died in November 1862

Nov 3 Israel B. Richardson a United States Army officer during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War, where he was a major general in the Union Army. Nicknamed "Fighting Dick" for his prowess on the battlefield, he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland
Nov 7 Bahadur Shah II the last Mughal emperor and a member of the Timurid dynasty. He was the son of Akbar II and Lal Bai, a Hindu Rajput. He became the Mughal emperor when his father died on 28 September 1837. He used Zafar, a part of his name, meaning “victory”, for his nom de plume as an Urdu poet, and he wrote many Urdu ghazals under Following his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British tried and then exiled him from Delhi and sent him to Yangon in British-controlled Burma
Nov 11 James Madison Porter the 18th United States Secretary of War and a founder of Lafayette College.
Nov 13 Ludwig Uhland a German poet, philologist and literary historian.
Nov 17 Alexey Verstovsky a Russian composer, musical bureaucrat and rival of Mikhail Glinka.
Nov 17 Leopold Kupelwieser an Austrian painter, often associated with the Nazarene movement.
Nov 30 James Sheridan Knowles an Irish dramatist and actor.