What Happened on June 1, 1861

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va
  • British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War
  • Skirmish at Arlington Mills, VA
  • US & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange

Famous Deaths

  • John Q Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war