Famous Deaths in May 1861

  • May 3 Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer, dies at 80
  • May 9 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (b. 1805)
  • May 12 Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50
  • May 24 Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23
  • May 24 James T Jackson, US landlord (doodde EE Ellsworth), shot dead)