On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1861

Historical Events

  • Battle of Balls Bluff, VA (Leesburg, Harrison's Island)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Dickinson Baker, US attorney/senator, dies in battle at 50
  • John Breckinridge Grayson, Confederate brigadier general, dies
1861 Highlights

About October 21, 1861

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 159 years, 11 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra