On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1861

Historical Events

  • At Manassas, Virginia General Beauregard requests reinforcements for his 22,000 men, General Johnston is ordered to Manassas
  • US Congress authorizes paper money
1861 Highlights

About July 17, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer