What Happened on April 18th, 1861

Day of Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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