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Historical Events In 1861

Sunday, 07 June 2020

May 27   On this day in history victoria E Matthews, educator  

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

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

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

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

May 31   Mint at New Orleans closes in the year 1861.  

Jun 01   On this day in history 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   In the year 1861 the first skirmish in the Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va  

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

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 in the year 1861.  

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

Jun 05   In the year 1861 federal marshals seize arms & gunpower at Du Pont works DE  

Jun 05   John Garland, US Union colonel/brig-general, dies in battle on this day in history.  

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

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 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   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Jun 14   On this day in history harpers Ferry evacuated by rebels in face of McClellan's advance  

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

Jun 16   Battle of Vienna, VA & Secessionville, SC (James Island) in the year 1861.  

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

Jun 17   On this day in history battle of Boonville, MI-Brig General Lyon defeats Confederate forces  

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

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

Jun 19   Anaheim Post Office established on this day in history.  

Jun 19   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born on this day in history.  

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

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 in the year 1861.  

Jan 14   On this day in history 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   On this day in history frederik Willem IV, king Prussia (1840-61)/Germ (1849-61), dies at 65  

Jan 17   Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821) died in the year 1861.  

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

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

Feb 12   Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72 in the year 1861.  

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

Mar 10   In the year 1861 josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67  

Mar 14   Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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