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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 23 February 2020

May 27   Victoria E Matthews, educator on this day in history.  

May 29   Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army on this day in history.  

May 31   In the year 1861 emily Perkins Bissell, welfare worker (1st christmas seal drive, 1907)  

May 31   On this day in history gen Beauregard is given command of Confederate Alexandria Line  

May 31   General Beauregard is given command of Confederate Alexandria Line on this day in history.  

May 31   In the year 1861 mint at New Orleans closes  

Jun 01   In the year 1861 1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va  

Jun 01   In the year 1861 john Q Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war  

Jun 01   The first skirmish in the Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va in the year 1861.  

Jun 01   US & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange in the year 1861.  

Jun 03   1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV on this day in history.  

Jun 03   First Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV on this day in history.  

Jun 03   Stephen A Douglas, "Little Giant", senator (Lincoln Debates), dies in the year 1861.  

Jun 05   On this day in history federal marshals seize arms & gunpower at Du Pont works DE  

Jun 05   John Garland, US Union colonel/brig-general, dies in battle in the year 1861.  

Jun 06   Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, dies at 59 in the year 1861.  

Jun 06   Lincoln's cabinet declares Union govt will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers on this day in history.  

Jun 08   People of Tennessee vote to succeed from Union on this day in history.  

Jun 08   In the year 1861 tennessee secedes from the Union and joins the Confederacy.  

Jun 09   Floris H Verster, [van Wulverhorst], painter/cartoonist/etcher on this day in history.  

Jun 10   Battle of Big Bethel VA (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats on this day in history.  

Jun 10   In the year 1861 josephus T J Cuypers, Dutch architect (St Bavo, Haarlem)  

Jun 11   In the year 1861 sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, composer  

Jun 12   On this day in history missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state  

Jun 14   Harpers Ferry evacuated by rebels in face of McClellan's advance in the year 1861.  

Jun 15   On this day in history johnston evacuates Harpers Ferry  

Jun 16   On this day in history battle of Vienna, VA & Secessionville, SC (James Island)  

Jun 16   On this day in history scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian  

Jun 17   Battle of Boonville, MI-Brig General Lyon defeats Confederate forces on this day in history.  

Jun 17   Sidney James Jones, composer in the year 1861.  

Jun 18   Jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os Meus Amores) on this day in history.  

Jun 19   In the year 1861 anaheim Post Office established  

Jun 19   In the year 1861 douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WW I)  

Jun 19   On this day in history the birth of Douglas Haig, British field marshal  

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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   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 13   In the year 1861 birth of max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959)  

Jan 14   In the year 1861 birth of wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)  

Jan 18   Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)  

Jan 31   Franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Feb 10   In the year 1861 francis Danby, Exmouth, painter, dies  

Feb 12   On this day in history hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72  

Feb 18   Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74 in the year 1861.  

Mar 10   On this day in history josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 in the year 1861.  

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