On This Day

What Happened on April 23, 1861

Historical Events

  • Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Famous Birthdays

  • Edmund Allenby, Viscount Allenby, British Fieldmarshal, General at Battle of Megiddo, born in Brackenhurst, England (d. 1936)
1861 Highlights

About April 23, 1861

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus