On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1861

Historical Events

  • Skirmishes at Fredericktown/Kirkville, Missouri

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Abraham Lincoln prohibits Union states from trading with Confederacy

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

1861 Highlights

About August 16, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo