What Happened on August 10, 1861

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Wilson's Creek [Battle of Oak Hills], fought near near Springfield, Missouri, General Lyon killed, Confederate victory (US Civil War)

Famous Birthdays

  • Almroth Wright, Yorkshire England, bacteriologist

Famous Deaths

  • Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier-General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle at 43