What Happened on April 18, 1861

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, part of the Maryland Campaign (US Civil War)

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Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down offer to command Union armies (US Civil War)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Famous Deaths

  • Heinrich August Neithardt, composer, dies at 67