What Happened on August 6, 1861

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Historical Events

  • Lexington, Kentucky - Union military camp forms in neutral state
  • The British annex Lagos, Nigeria.
  • US Congress passes First Confiscation Act

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Person of interestPerson of Interest

Edith Roosevelt, US First Lady and wife of Teddy Roosevelt, born in Norwich, Connecticut (d. 1948)

First Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States
Edith Roosevelt