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|Centuries:||18th century – 19th century – 20th century|
|Decades:||1830s 1840s 1850s – 1860s – 1870s 1880s 1890s|
|Years:||1859 1860 1861 – 1862 – 1863 1864 1865|
- September 5-American Civil War: In the Confederacy's first invasion of the North, General Robert E. Lee leads 55,000 men of the Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac River at White's Ford near Leesburg, Virginia into Maryland.
- August 29 – Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
- September 25 – Billy Hughes, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1952)