Famous Deaths in 1863

  • Jan 2 Roger Weightman Hanson, Confederate brig-gen, dies in Battle of Murfreesboro at 35
  • Jan 9 Ferdinand Huber, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 10 Lyman Beecher, US Presbyterian clergyman, temperance movement leader (b. 1775)
  • Jan 17 E J Horace Vernet, French painter, dies at 73
  • Mar 11 Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, English general (b. 1803)
  • Mar 17 John Pelham, US Confederate artillery major, dies in battle at 24
  • Mar 21 Edwin Vose Sumner, US Union-general-major (Fair Oaks), dies at 66
  • Mar 28 James Cooper, US attorney/senator/Union-brig-general, dies at 52
  • Apr 4 Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (b. 1790)
  • Apr 8 Joseph Netherclift, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 10 Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist, dies at 77
  • Apr 15 Jan Nepomuk Kanka, composer, dies at 90
  • Apr 17 Daniel Smith Donelson, Confederate general/cousin of Andrew Jackson, dies at 61
  • May 1 Edward Dorr Tracy, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 29
  • May 3 Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, US Confederate brig-gen, dies at 35
  • May 7 Amiel Weeks Whipple, US Union gen-major, dies of injuries at 46

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May 10 Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War, dies of pneumonia at 39

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • May 14 Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer, dies at 46
  • May 16 Lloyd Tilghman, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 47
  • May 27 Edward Payson Chapin, Union Brigadier General, dies at 31
  • May 28 Edmund Kirby Jr, Union-brig-gen, dies of injuries at 23
  • Jun 7 Franz Xaver Gruber, composer ("Silent Night"), dies at 75
  • Jun 9 Benjamin Franklin "Grimes" Davis, Union major, dies in battle at 30
  • Jun 17 Isham W Garrott, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
  • Jun 26 Andrew Hull Foote, US Union lt admiral, dies
  • Jun 27 Martin E Green, Confederate brig-general, shot dead at 38
  • Jul 1 John Fulton Reynolds, Union general-major, dies in battle at 42
  • Jul 2 Stephen Hinsdale Weed, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at 28
  • Jul 3 Alonzo Hersford Cushing, US Union lt, dies in battle at about 22
  • Jul 3 Lewis Addison Armistead, Confederate brigadier general Gettysburg/dies in battle at 46
  • Jul 3 Little Crow, [Ta-oya-te-duta], Santee Sioux indian chief, dies
  • Jul 3 Richard Brooke Garnett, US Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 45
  • Jul 3 Samuel Kosciuzko Zook, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 40
  • Jul 3 Richard B. Garnett, Confederate Brigadier General, killed during Pickett's Charge, Battle of Gettysburg at 45
  • Jul 3 George Hull Ward, American general (b. 1826)
  • Jul 4 Paul Joseph Revere, US grandson of Paul Revere/Union brig-gen, dies
  • Jul 6 Strong Vincent, US Union brig-general, dies
  • Jul 8 Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 65
  • Jul 10 Clement Clarke Moore, American Professor and writer ('Twas the Night Before Xmas), dies at 83
  • Jul 10 Paul Jones Semmes, US businessman/Confederate brig-general, dies at 48
  • Jul 13 John S Bowen, US architect/Confederate gen-major, dies at 32
  • Jul 17 James Johnston Pettigrew, US attorney/Confederate, dies at 35
  • Jul 18 William Dorsey Pender, US Confederate Major General, dies of injuries at 29
  • Jul 22 Carl Schuberth, composer, dies at 52

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Jul 26 Sam Houston, 1st President of Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44) who helped bring Texas into the United States as a constituent state, dies at 70

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • Jul 27 William Lowndes Yancey, American Confederate leader (b. 1813)
  • Jul 28 James Deshler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 30
  • Jul 29 Edward Needle Kirk, US Union brig-general, dies in battle at about 35
  • Jul 30 George Crockett Strong, US Union gen-mjr, dies of injuries at 29
  • Aug 5 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, composer, dies at 53
  • Aug 8 Angus MacAskill known as 'Giant MacAskill', circus performer (b.1825)
  • Aug 13 Eugène Delacroix, French painter (b. 1798)
  • Aug 14 Colin Campbell, British officer (Cawnpore), dies at 70
  • Aug 18 Thomas Welsh, US Union brig-general (Antietam), dies at 39
  • Aug 26 John Buchanan Floyd, US min of War (1857-60)/Confederate general, dies
  • Sep 6 Lucius March Walker, Confederate brig-general (in duel), dies at 33
  • Sep 17 Albartus Telting, Fries poet/2nd-Member of parliament, dies
  • Sep 17 Alfred Victor Comte de Vigny, poet, dies
  • Sep 19 Preston Smith, US Confederate brig-gen, dies in battle at 39
  • Sep 20 Benjamin Hardin Helm, US attorney/Confederate brig-general, dies at 33

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Sep 20 Jakob Grimm, writer, dies at 78

Author Jacob Grimm
Author
Jacob Grimm
  • Oct 2 Justinus van de Brugghen, lawyer/minister of Justice, dies
  • Oct 4 Gerrit Schimmelpenninck, earl of Nijenhuis/Peckedam, dies at 69
  • Oct 21 Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch old-reformed vicar, dies at 55
  • Oct 31 Louis Ludwig Blenker, German/US brig-general (Union), dies at 51
  • Nov 2 Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (b. 1826)
  • Nov 13 Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 50
  • Nov 15 Frederik VII, 1st constitutional king of Denmark (childless), dies
  • Nov 20 James Bruce, Count of Elgin & Kincardine, governor Jamaica, dies at 52
  • Nov 21 Joseph Mayseder, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 24 Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia
  • Dec 13 Friedrich Hebbel, writer, dies at 50
  • Dec 22 Michael Corcoran, Union brig-general, dies at 36
  • Dec 24 W M Thackeray, writer, dies at 52