What Happened on May 3, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Gen Winfield Scott presents his Anaconda Plan for the North against the South in American Civil War
  • Lincoln asks for 42,000 Army Volunteers & another 18,000 seamen

Famous Birthdays

  • Emmett Dalton, American outlaw (d. 1937)

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer, dies at 80