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Historical Events In 1861

Thursday, 17 June 2021

May 27   In the year 1861 victoria E Matthews, educator  

May 29   In the year 1861 dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army  

May 31   Emily Perkins Bissell, welfare worker (1st christmas seal drive, 1907) on this day in history.  

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   Mint at New Orleans closes in the year 1861.  

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

Jun 01   John Q Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war on this day in history.  

Jun 01   The first skirmish in the Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va on this day in history.  

Jun 01   On this day in history uS & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange  

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

Jun 03   On this day in history first Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV  

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

Jun 05   Federal marshals seize arms & gunpower at Du Pont works DE in the year 1861.  

Jun 05   On this day in history john Garland, US Union colonel/brig-general, dies in battle  

Jun 06   Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, dies at 59 on this day in history.  

Jun 06   In the year 1861 lincoln's cabinet declares Union govt will pay for expenses once states have mobilized volunteers  

Jun 08   People of Tennessee vote to succeed from Union in the year 1861.  

Jun 08   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 battle of Big Bethel VA (Bethel Church, Great Bethal)-Union retreats  

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   Missouri Governor Claiborne Jackson calls for 50,000 volunteers to stop Federates from taking over his state in the year 1861.  

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

Jun 15   Johnston evacuates Harpers Ferry on this day in history.  

Jun 16   In the year 1861 battle of Vienna, VA & Secessionville, SC (James Island)  

Jun 16   Scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian on this day in history.  

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

Jun 17   In the year 1861 sidney James Jones, composer  

Jun 18   In the year 1861 jose FdT Coelho, Portuguese writer (Os Meus Amores)  

Jun 19   Anaheim Post Office established in the year 1861.  

Jun 19   On this day in history douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WW I)  

Jun 19   In the year 1861 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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   In the year 1861 birth of george Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)  

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

Jan 14   On this day in history birth of wilhelm von Polenz, German writer (Der Pfarrer von Breitendorf)  

Jan 18   In the year 1861 birth of hans Goldschmidt, German chemist  

Jan 18   Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer was born in the year 1861.  

Famous Deaths In 1861

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   In the year 1861 death of lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)  

Jan 31   On this day in history franciscus J van Vree, Dutch Catholic foreman, dies at 53  

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

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

Feb 18   On this day in history louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74  

Mar 10   Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67 in the year 1861.  

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

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