September 1861 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 Grant assumes command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau MI
  • Sep 1 Skirmishes at Boone Court House WV & Blue Creek WV
  • Sep 3 Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality

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Sep 6 General Ulysses S. Grant occupies Paducah, Kentucky

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Sep 9 Nurse Sally Tompkins is officially commissioned as an officer (and its only woman officer) by the Confederate US Army
  • Sep 10 -15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia
  • Sep 10 Battle of Carnifex Ferry VA, 170 casualities
  • Sep 13 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
  • Sep 16 Battle of Princeton, WV
  • Sep 16 British Post Office Savings Banks opens
  • Sep 17 First class for escaped slaves taught by Mary Peake at Fortress Monroe Virginia (now Hampton University).
  • Sep 20 Battle of Lexington, MI-captured by Union
  • Sep 22 Fort Fauntleroy (Wingate), rapes Navaho Indians
  • Sep 25 Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 10 Niels Hansen Jacobsen, Danish sculptor and ceramist (d. 1941)
  • Sep 11 Juhani Aho, Fins journalist/writer (Panu, Tuomio)
  • Sep 17 Owen Seaman, poet/editor (Punch)
  • Sep 20 Herbert Putnam, Librarian of Congress (d. 1955)
  • Sep 23 Edmond H H Allenby, British field marshal
  • Sep 23 Robert Bosch, German inventor and industrialist (d. 1942)
  • Sep 28 Amélie of Orléans, queen of Portugal (d. 1951)
  • Sep 30 William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 26 Political cartoonist Thomas Nast (21) weds Sarah Edwards (20) in USA

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast