What Happened on October 21, 1861

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Edward Dickinson Baker, British-American attorney, politician (US Senator from Oregon, 1860-61; US Representative from Illinois, 1845-47, 1849-51), and Union Army officer, dies in the US Civil War Battle of Balls Bluff, Virginia at 50
  • John Breckinridge Grayson, Confederate brigadier general, dies
1861 Highlights

About October 21, 1861

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 161 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra