May 24, 1861 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

  • Alexandria, Virginia occupied by Federal troops
  • Union Major General Benjamin Butler declares slaves "contraband of war"

Deaths in History

  • Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23
  • James T Jackson, US landlord (doodde EE Ellsworth), shot dead)