Famous Deaths in June 1861

  • Jun 1 John Q Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war
  • Jun 3 Stephen A Douglas, "Little Giant", senator (Lincoln Debates), dies
  • Jun 5 John Garland, US Union colonel/brig-general, dies in battle
  • Jun 5 Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 6 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, dies at 59
  • Jun 6 Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)

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Jun 13 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician and father of modern magic, dies of pneumonia at 65

  • Jun 25 Abd-ul-Mejid, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1823)

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Jun 29 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet and writer ("How Do I Love thee"), dies at 55