Famous Deaths in August 1861

  • Aug 10 Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier-General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle at 43
  • Aug 12 Eliphalet Remington, American inventor, designer of the Remington rifle (b. 1793)
  • Aug 17 AlcĂ©e Louis la Branche, American Politician (b. 1806)
  • Aug 22 Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
  • Aug 29 Franz Joseph Glaser, composer, dies at 63