1861 in the United States

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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]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

April 12–14: 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]

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