What Happened on November 8, 1861

Historical Events

  • Battle of Mount Ivy, Kentucky: Union Commander General William "Bull" Nelson breaks up Confederate recruiting camp

Event of Interest

USS San Jacinto commanded by Charles Wilkes captures two Confederate diplomats from the British mail steamer Trent, almost causing a war between the US and the UK

About November 8, 1861

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 10 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio