Famous Deaths in January 1862

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

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Jan 10 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), dies of gout at 47

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

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

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • Jan 20 Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines
  • Jan 24 James McIntosh, US confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at about 33