On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1861

Historical Events

  • 1st skirmish in US Civil War at Fairfax Court House, Virginia
  • British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War
  • Skirmish at Arlington Mills, Virginia
  • US & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange

Famous Deaths

  • John Q Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war
1861 Highlights

About June 1, 1861

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 7 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini