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Historical Events In 1861

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Jun 20   In the year 1861 arthur Battelle Whiting, composer  

Jun 24   On this day in history battle of Mathias Point, VA-US attacks Confederate batteries  

Jun 24   Tennessee becomes 11th (&last) state to secede from US on this day in history.  

Jun 25   Western Virginia campaign on this day in history.  

Jun 28   Leipzig Observatory discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) Comet d'Arrest in the year 1861.  

Jun 29   On this day in history elizabeth Barrett-Browning, writer, dies at 55  

Jun 29   William James Mayo, surgeon/co-founder Mayo clinic in Minnesota on this day in history.  

Jun 30   CSS Sumter slips past USS Brooklyn blockade in the year 1861.  

Jul 01   1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF in the year 1861.  

Jul 01   In the year 1861 first public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF  

Jul 01   On this day in history samuel D Riddle, horse owner (Man 'o War)  

Jul 02   On this day in history battle of Hoke's Run, WV  

Jul 02   Peter A de Genestet, vicar/poet, dies at 31 in the year 1861.  

Jul 03   On this day in history colonal Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general  

Jul 03   Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer) in the year 1861.  

Jul 03   In the year 1861 pony Express arrives in SF with overland letters from NY  

Jul 04   In a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops in the year 1861.  

Jul 05   On this day in history battle of Carthage, MO  

Jul 05   In the year 1861 engagement at Carthage, Missouri  

Jul 07   Battle of Laurel Hill, VA on this day in history.  

Jul 07   John Willis Ellis, US governor of NC (1858-61), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 08   CS Gen Sibley is given command of rebel troops in NM territory on this day in history.  

Jul 10   On this day in history lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia & says Union troops will not enter that state  

Jul 11   On this day in history anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer  

Jul 11   Battle of Laurel Mountain VA-Gen Morris forces retreat of rebels on this day in history.  

Jul 12   Anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer in the year 1861.  

Jul 13   On this day in history battle of Corrick's Ford, VA (Carrick's Ford)  

Jul 13   On this day in history robert Selden Garnett, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 41  

Jul 14   In the year 1861 gen McDowell advances toward Fairfax Courthouse, VA with 40,000 troops  

Jul 16   Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought on this day in history.  

Jul 17   Congress authorizes paper money in the year 1861.  

Jul 18   On this day in history battle of Blackburn's Ford, VA US57 CS68  

Jul 20   Confederate state's congress began holding sessions in Richmond, Va on this day in history.  

Jul 21   In the year 1861 1st major battle of Civil War ends (Bull Run), Va-South wins  

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Famous Birthdays In 1861

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1861 birth of helen Herron Taft, 1st lady (1909-12)  

Jan 03   William Renshaw, British champion tennis player (d. 1904) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 06   Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Jan 13   Max Nonne, German neurologist (d. 1959) was born in the year 1861.  

Jan 14   In the year 1861 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   In the year 1861 birth of raymond Huntington Woodman, composer  

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 in the year 1861.  

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

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

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

Feb 18   Louis C Luzac, Dutch minister of Internal affairs, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

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

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

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