On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1861

Historical Events

  • Colonel Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general
  • Martinsburg, Virginia - Confederate forces pull out before US advance

Pony Express

Pony Express arrives in San Francisco with overland letters from NY


Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Jackson, Australian heavyweight boxer (International Boxing Hall of Fame), born in Christiansted, US Virgin Islands (d. 1901)
1861 Highlights

About July 3, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 5 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer