August 10, 1861 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

  • Almroth Wright, Yorkshire England, bacteriologist

Deaths in History

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