Famous Deaths in 1862

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  • Jan 1st Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist (b. 1801)
  • Jan 5th Joseph Frohlich, composer, dies at 81

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Jan 10th Samuel Colt, American inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

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Jan 18th John Tyler, 10th US pres (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • Jan 20th Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines
  • Jan 24th James McIntosh, US confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at about 33
  • Feb 3rd Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer, dies at 87
  • Feb 7th Frantisek Jan Skroup, composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 11th Elizabeth Siddal, British poet and artist (b. 1829)
  • Feb 21st Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75
  • Feb 24th Bernard S Ingemann, Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72
  • Feb 27th Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Ital Catholic youth, dies at 23
  • Mar 1st Peter Barlow, English mathematician (b. 1776)
  • Mar 2nd Frederick West Lander, US Union brig-general/poet, dies at 40
  • Mar 7th Ben McCulloch, US Confederate brig-general (KIA), dies at 50
  • Mar 7th John Baillie McIntosh, US general-major (Union Army), dies at 32
  • Mar 7th William Slack, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
  • Mar 8th Adrien de La Fage, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 8th Nat Gordon, last pirate, hanged in NYC for stealing 1,000 slaves
  • Mar 17th Fromental Halevy, [Elie Levy], French opera composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 19th F Wilhelm von Schadow, German painter (Modern Vasari), dies at 73
  • Mar 23rd Karl Robert von Nesselrode, German chancellor, dies at 81
  • Apr 3rd James Clark Ross, Arctic explorer, dies
  • Apr 4th Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45
  • Apr 6th Adley Hogan Gladden, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 51
  • Apr 6th Albert Sidney Johnston, US Confederate general, dies in battle at 59
  • Apr 7th Sydney Nelson, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 9th George W Johnson, US planter/Confederate (gov-Ky), dies at about 50
  • Apr 10th William Harvey Lamb Wallace, US lawyer/brig-general, dies at 40
  • Apr 19th Louis Powell Harvey, US governor of Wisconsin, drowns
  • Apr 19th Simon Fraser, Canadian explorer, dies
  • Apr 25th Charles Ferguson Smith, US Union Gen-Maj, dies of infection at 55

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May 6th Henry David Thoreau, US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist/Pacifist
Henry David Thoreau
  • May 16th Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40
  • May 18th William H Keim, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 48
  • May 21st John Drew, Irish-born American actor (b. 1827)
  • May 25th Johann N Nestroy, Aust actor (Einmal Keine Sorgen Haben), dies at 60
  • May 28th Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40 [5/16]
  • May 29th Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer, dies at 71
  • May 31st Robert Hatton, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at about 34
  • Jun 6th Turner Ashby, General, killed near Harrisonburg VA, dies at 33
  • Jun 7th William B Mumford, 1st US citizen hanged for treason, at 42
  • Jun 17th Charles J Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, dies at 49
  • Jun 27th Chatham Roberdeau Wheat, Confederate major, dies in battle at about 35
  • Jun 30th Richard Griffith, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 48
  • Jul 3rd William Barksdale, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 40
  • Jul 5th Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (b. 1800)
  • Jul 15th David Emanuel Twiggs, US Confederate gen-mjr (Monterrey), dies at 72

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Jul 24th Martin Van Buren, 8th US president (1837-41), dies of heart failure at 79

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • Aug 5th Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47
  • Aug 6th Francisco Acuna de Figueroa, Uruguay national anthem, dies at 71
  • Aug 9th Joseph Bennett Plummer, US Union-brig-gen, dies at 42 or 46
  • Aug 9th Charles S Winder, Confederate General killed at the Battle of Cedar Mountain VA, at 32
  • Aug 10th Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (b. 1829)
  • Aug 22nd Henry Bohlen, German/US brig-general (Union), dies in battle at 51
  • Aug 30th Charles Bernard Desormes, French Physicist and Chemist (carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide compositions), dies at 91
  • Aug 31st George William Taylor, US Union brig-general, dies in battle
  • Aug 31st Ignaz Assmayer, composer, dies at 72
  • Sep 1st Isaac Ingalls Stevens, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 44
  • Sep 1st Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia
  • Sep 1st Philip "Phil" Kearny, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 48
  • Sep 2nd Thornton F Brodhead, US lawyer/politician/brig-general, dies at 40
  • Sep 10th Carlos A Lopez, president of Paraguay (1844-62), dies at 71
  • Sep 14th Jesse Lee Reno, Union general-major (Reno Nevada), dies at 39
  • Sep 14th Samuel Garland Jr, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle
  • Sep 17th Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, (Rep-D)/Confederate brig-general, dies at 41
  • Sep 17th William Edwin Starke, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at about 48
  • Sep 19th [Lewis] Henry Little, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 45
  • Sep 29th William "Bull" Nelson, Union general-major, murdered at 38
  • Sep 30th Isaac Peace Rodman, banker/Union brig-gen, dies of injury at about 40
  • Oct 3rd Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47
  • Oct 4th William Duncan Smith, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 36
  • Oct 8th James Streshley Jackson, attorney/Union-brig-gen, dies in battle at 39
  • Oct 8th William Rufus Terrill, Union brig-general, dies in battle at 28
  • Oct 16th George Burgwyn Anderson, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 31
  • Oct 18th James Creighton, amateur American baseball player, dies of ruptured bladder from hitting home run on Oct 14th
  • Oct 30th Ormsby Mcknight Mitchel, US astronomer/Union-general-major, dies at 53
  • Nov 6th Charles Davis Jameson, US Union brig-gen (Fair Oaks), dies at 35
  • Nov 9th John Bordenave Villepigue, US Confederate brig-gen, dies at 32
  • Nov 11th James Madison Porter, American politician (b. 1793)
  • Nov 13th Ludwig Uhland, writer, dies at 75
  • Nov 17th Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 7th Sylvester Churchill, US Union brig-general, dies
  • Dec 13th Conrad Feger Jackson, US Union Brig-General, dies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 49
  • Dec 13th Maxcy Gregg, US Confederate Brig-General, dies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 48
  • Dec 13th Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Confederate Brig-General, dies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 39
  • Dec 14th George Dashiell Bayard, Union Brigadier General, dies at 27
  • Dec 18th Johnson Kelly Duncan, architect/Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 35 of malarial fever
  • Dec 20th Robert Knox Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist
  • Dec 24th Joseph Funk, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 28th Joaquim Casimiro Junior, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 31st James Edward Rains, lawyer/Confederate brig-gen, dies in Battle of Stone's River at 29
  • Dec 31st Joshua Woodrow Sill, US Union brig-general, dies in Battle of Stone's River at 31