September 1862 in history

September 1862 events chronologically

Sep 1 American Civil War: Battle of Chantilly – Confederate Army troops defeat a group of retreating Union Army troops in Chantilly, Virginia
Sep 2 American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln reluctantly restores Union General George B. McClellan to full command after General John Pope's disastrous defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run
Sep 4 American Civil War Maryland Campaign: General Robert E. Lee takes the Army of Northern Virginia, and the war, into the North
Sep 5 American Civil War: The Potomac River is crossed at White's Ford in the Maryland Campaign
Sep 5 James Glaisher, pioneering meteorologist and Henry Tracey Coxwell break world record for altitude whilst collecting data in their balloon
Sep 8 Millennium of Russia monument unveiled in Novgorod
Sep 13 American Civil War: Union soldiers find a copy of Robert E. Lee's battle plans in a field outside Frederick, Maryland. It is the prelude to the Battle of Antietam

Top 7 most famous people born in September 1862

Sep 1 Nitobe Inazō a Japanese agricultural economist, author, educator, diplomat, politician, and Christian during the pre-World War II period.
Sep 7 Edgar Speyer an American-born financier and philanthropist. He became a British subject in 1892 and was chairman of Speyer Brothers, the British branch of the Speyer family's international finance house, and a partner in the German and American branches. He was chairman of the Underground Electric Railways Company of London from 1906 to 1915, a period during which the company opened three underground railway lines, electrified a fourth and took over two more
Sep 11 O. Henry an American writer. Henry's short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings
Sep 11 Julian Byng 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy a British Army officer who served as Governor General of Canada, the 12th since Canadian Confederation.
Sep 12 Carl Eytel a German American artist who built his reputation for paintings and drawings of desert subjects in the American Southwest. Immigrating to the United States in 1885, he eventually settled in Palm Springs, California in 1903. With an extensive knowledge of the Sonoran Desert, Eytel traveled with author George Wharton James as he wrote the successful Wonders of the Colorado Desert, and contributed over 300 drawings to the 1908 work. While he enjoyed success as an artist, he lived as an ascetic and eventually died in poverty. Eytel's most important work, Desert Near Palm Springs, hangs in the History Room of the California State Library
Sep 25 Billy Hughes the seventh Prime Minister of Australia, from 1915 to 1923.
Sep 27 Louis Botha an Afrikaner and first Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa—the forerunner of the modern South African state. A Boer war hero during the Second Boer War, he would eventually fight to have South Africa become a British Dominion

Top 7 most famous people died in September 1862

Sep 1 Isaac Stevens the first Governor of Washington Territory, a United States Congressman, and a brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War until his death at the Battle of Chantilly. He was appointed posthumously to the grade of major general of volunteers
Sep 1 Philip Kearny a United States Army officer, notable for his leadership in the Mexican-American War and American Civil War. He was killed in action in the 1862 Battle of Chantilly
Sep 8 Ignacio Zaragoza a general in the Mexican army, best known for defeating invading French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Sep 10 Carlos Antonio López the leader of Paraguay from 1841 to 1862.
Sep 15 Władysław Syrokomla the pseudonym of Ludwik Władysław Franciszek Kondratowicz , a Polish-Lithuanian romantic poet, writer and translator.
Sep 22 Frederick Townsend Ward an American sailor and soldier of fortune known for his military service in Imperial China during the Taiping Rebellion.
Sep 29 William "Bull" Nelson one of four Union Army officers from Kentucky who rose to the rank of Major General out of the total of sixty-seven who served in the American Civil War. Ebenezer Hannaford served in the 6th Ohio Infantry under Nelson and he wrote “no commander during the war enjoyed the confidence of his troops in a greater degree than did Nelson at the head of the Fourth Division Army of the Ohio, which might almost be said to have been his own creation.” Those men had no love for the harsh ways of “Big Buster,” but they genuinely valued his willingness to openly chastise officers who shirked their responsibilities. That later trait caused a fellow general officer Jefferson Davis to shoot and kill the unarmed Nelson and this has routinely overshadowed the contributions that both men made to the Union cause in the American Civil War