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Civil War 1861 Time Period Events

Browse all Events in the Civil War 1861 Time Period.

Anti-war Protests

During the American Civil War, nearly 330,000 Ohio men served in the Union military. Numerous Ohio civilians also supported the war effort by growing … Read more

Battle of Big Bethel

June 10, 1861 Considered by many historians to be the first major land engagement of the American Civil War, the Battle of Big Bethel … Read more

Battle of Boonville

June 17, 1861 Fought on June 17, 1861. the Battle of Boonville was a small, but significant engagement fought for control of central Missouri. … Read more

Battle of Bull Run I

July 21, 1861 The Battle of Bull Run I, also known as the Battle of Manassas I, was the first major land engagement of … Read more

Battle of Carnifex Ferry

September 10, 1861 The Battle of Carnifex Ferry took place in Nicholas County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on September 10, 1861. The Union victory … Read more

Battle of Cheat Mountain

September 12 – 15, 1861 The Union victory at the Battle of Cheat Mountain, also known as the Battle of Cheat Summit Fort, fought … Read more

Battle of Corrick’s Ford

July 13, 1861 Fought on July 13, 1861, in Tucker County, Virginia (now West Virginia), the Battle of Corrick's Ford was instrumental in securing … Read more

Battle of Fort Sumter

April 12–14, 1861 Fought from April 12-13, 1861, the Battle of Fort Sumter was the first engagement of the American Civil War. On November … Read more

Battle of Greenbrier River

October 3, 1861 The Battle of Greenbrier River, also known as the Battle of Camp Bartow, took place in Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West … Read more

Battle of Kessler’s Cross Lanes

August 26, 1861 The Battle of Kessler's Cross Lanes, also known as the Battle of Cross Lanes and the Battle of Knives and Forks, … Read more