On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 1861

Historical Events

  • In a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops
  • Skirmish at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
1861 Highlights

About July 4, 1861

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

Star Sign: Cancer