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Historical Events In 1861

Thursday, 19 May 2022

Aug 28   Battle of Fort Hatteras NC in the year 1861.  

Aug 29   American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina in the year 1861.  

Aug 29   In the year 1861 franz Joseph Glaser, composer, dies at 63  

Sep 01   On this day in history grant assumes command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau MI  

Sep 03   Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality in the year 1861.  

Sep 06   General Grant occupies Paducah Kentucky in the year 1861.  

Sep 09   In the year 1861 sally Tompkins is only Confederate Army female commissioned officer  

Sep 10   -15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia in the year 1861.  

Sep 11   In the year 1861 juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio)  

Sep 13   On this day in history 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla  

Sep 14   Fortunato Santini, composer, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Sep 16   On this day in history battle of Princeton WV  

Sep 17   1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia on this day in history.  

Sep 17   Owen Seaman, poet/editor (Punch) on this day in history.  

Sep 20   In the year 1861 battle of Lexington, MI-captured by Union  

Sep 22   In the year 1861 fort Fauntleroy (Wingate), rapes Navaho Indians  

Sep 23   On this day in history edmond H H Allenby, English fieldmarshal/high director (Egypt)  

Sep 25   On this day in history secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves  

Sep 26   2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club on this day in history.  

Sep 28   In the year 1861 pedro De Cordoba, NYC, actor (Club Havana, Swamp Fire, Saboteur)  

Oct 02   In the year 1861 former VP John C Breckinridge flees Kentucky  

Oct 04   In the year 1861 frederic Remington, US, artist/sculptor of American West  

Oct 06   Elias Canneman, liberal minister of Finance (1813-14), dies at 84 in the year 1861.  

Oct 06   In the year 1861 naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert  

Oct 08   Theodore Roberts, SF CA, actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments) in the year 1861.  

Oct 10   In the year 1861 fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian Arctic explorer/humanitarian (Nobel 1922)  

Oct 11   In the year 1861 battle of Dumfries, VA (Quantico Creek)  

Oct 12   On this day in history confederate ironclad Manassas attack Union's Richmond on Mississippi  

Oct 12   On this day in history confederate ironclad Manassas attacks Union's Richmond on Mississippi  

Oct 14   Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer in the year 1861.  

Oct 16   Confederacy starts selling postage stamps on this day in history.  

Oct 16   Confedercy starts selling postage stamps in the year 1861.  

Oct 21   Battle of Balls Bluff, VA (Leesburg, Harrison's Island) in the year 1861.  

Oct 21   Edward Dickinson Baker, US attorney/senator, dies in battle at 50 in the year 1861.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of william Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904)  

Jan 06   In the year 1861 birth of heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 14   Wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 18   On this day in history birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 18   Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1861 frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died on this day in history.  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 in the year 1861.  

Feb 10   On this day in history francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies  

Feb 12   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Feb 18   In the year 1861 louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Mar 14   In the year 1861 abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58  

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