Famous Deaths in August 1862

  • Aug 5 Thomas Williams, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 47
  • Aug 6 Francisco Acuna de Figueroa, Uruguay national anthem, dies at 71
  • Aug 9 Joseph Bennett Plummer, US Union-brig-gen, dies at 42 or 46
  • Aug 9 Charles S Winder, Confederate General killed at the Battle of Cedar Mountain VA, at 32
  • Aug 10 Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (b. 1829)
  • Aug 22 Henry Bohlen, German/US brig-general (Union), dies in battle at 51
  • Aug 30 Charles Bernard Desormes, French Physicist and Chemist (carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide compositions), dies at 91
  • Aug 31 George William Taylor, US Union brig-general, dies in battle
  • Aug 31 Ignaz Assmayer, composer, dies at 72