On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1861

Historical Events

  • Battle of Laurel Mountain Virginia - General Morris forces retreat of rebels
  • Battle of Rich Mountain, Virginia - Rosecrans forces rebels to surrender

Famous Birthdays

  • George W. Norris, U.S. Senator noted for his advocacy of political reform and of public ownership of hydroelectric-power plants, born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 1944)
1861 Highlights

About July 11, 1861

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 4 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer