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1861
in
the United States

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

Incumbents

Federal Government

Events

January–March

Confederate States of America
March 4: Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th U.S. President
March 4: Abraham Lincoln becomes the 16th U.S. President
Hannibal Hamlin becomes the 15th U.S. Vice President
Hannibal Hamlin becomes the 15th U.S. Vice President

April–June

April 12–14: Battle of Fort Sumter, the beginning of the American Civil War
April 12–14: Battle of Fort Sumter, the beginning of the American Civil War

July–September

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

October–December

November 6: Jefferson Davis elected President of the CSA

Ongoing

Undated

Births

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ "Historical Events in January 1861". OnThisDay.com. Retrieved 6 December 2018.

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