Famous Deaths in April 1865

  • Apr 1 Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (b. 1797)
  • Apr 2 Ambrose Powell Hill, Confederate general, killed in action at 39
  • Apr 2 Richard Cobden, founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60
  • Apr 6 John Austin Wharton, US Confederate general-major, dies at 36
  • Apr 6 Reuben B Boston, US Confederate cavalery colonel, dies in battle
  • Apr 8 John Park, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 9 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32

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Apr 15 Abraham Lincoln, 16th American President, dies from gunshot wounds at 56

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  • Apr 16 Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
  • Apr 22 Francis Washburn, US Union colonel/gen major, dies of injuries
  • Apr 23 James Dearing, US Confederate brig-general, dies at 24
  • Apr 26 Charles J Sax, Belgium musician and father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74

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Apr 26 John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27

  • Apr 28 Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate (b. 1787)
  • Apr 30 Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and meteorologist (b. 1805)