On This Day

What Happened on July 3, 1861

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Colonel Jackson receives his commission as brigadier general
  • Martinsburg, Virginia - Confederate forces pull out before US advance
  • Pony Express arrives in San Francisco with overland letters from NY

Famous Birthdays

  • Peter Jackson, heavyweight boxer (hall of famer), born in Christiansted, Danish West Indies (d. 1901)