Famous Deaths in October 1864

  • Oct 1 John Dunovant, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Oct 1 Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817)
  • Oct 1 Juan José Flores, General and first President of Ecuador (1839-1845), dies at 64
  • Oct 4 Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man (b. 1802)
  • Oct 7 Alexander Gardiner, US Union brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Oct 7 John Gregg, US judge/Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 36
  • Oct 8 Thomas Jonathan Coffin Amory, US Union-brigadier general, dies at about 34
  • Oct 10 David Bullock Harris, US Confederate colonel, dies of yellow fever
  • Oct 12 Roger Taney, 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87
  • Oct 18 David Bell Birney, US lawyer/Union general-major, dies at 39
  • Oct 18 Jacques Francois Gallay, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 19 Daniel Davidson Bidwell, magistrate/brigadier general, dies in battle at 45
  • Oct 20 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27
  • Oct 24 James Jay Archer, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 46
  • Oct 26 "Bloody Bill" Anderson, American Civil War Pro-Confederate rebel guerrilla leader, killed by union troops at 24 or 25
  • Oct 27 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, dies at 58