|Years:||1858 1859 1860 – 1861 – 1862 1863 1864|
Significant events from 1861.
- 27th - Cyrus Nutt sworn in as fifth President of Indiana University.
- The family of John B. Cox is found brutally murdered in their home in Benton Township. Most thought that Cox himself had done the deed, but no one was ever found guilty of the crime.