1861 in the United States

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1861 in the United States
Years: 1858 1859 186018611862 1863 1864

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Events from the year 1861 in the United States. This year marked the beginning of the American Civil War.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

April 12–13: Battle of Fort Sumter, the beginning of the American Civil War

July–September[edit]

July 21: Confederate victory at the First Battle of Bull Run

October–December[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

Births to incorporate of their date[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • June 3 – Stephen A. Douglas, Senator from Illinois from 1847 till 1861 and Presidential candidate (born 1813)
  • October 5 – Kinsley S. Bingham, United States Senator from Michigan from 1859 till 1861. (born 1808)
  • October 20 – William Woodbridge, Governor of Michigan from 1840 till 1841 and United States Senator from Michigan from 1841 till 1847. (born 1780)
  • October 21 – Edward Dickinson Baker, United States Senator from Oregon from 1860 till 1861. (born 1811)
  • November 28 – Richard M. Young, United States Senator from Illinois from 1837 till 1843. (born 1798)

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