Birthdays in History in 1824

  • Jan 7 James Morrison Hawes, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1889)
  • Jan 8 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (Woman in White), born in London (d. 1889)
  • Jan 8 Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861)
  • Jan 15 Marie Duplessis, French courtesan (d. 1847)

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Jan 21 Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War, born in Clarksburg, Virginia (d. 1863)

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • Jan 27 Jozef Israels, Dutch painter
  • Feb 3 George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Feb 3 Nathan George "Shanks" Evans, Brig Gen (Confederacy), (d. 1868)
  • Feb 3 Ranald MacDonald, Canadian-born Scottish educator and interpreter (d. 1894)
  • Feb 7 William Higgins, discoverer (nature of spiral nebulae)
  • Feb 8 Barnard Elliot Bee, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Feb 10 Samuel Plimsoll, Bristol England, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships)
  • Feb 12 Arya Samaj Maha Rishi Dayanand Sarsvati, Indian hindu leader
  • Feb 14 Winfield Scott Hancock, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Feb 16 Peter Kozler, Slovenian cartographer and geographer (d. 1879)
  • Feb 17 William Farrar "Baldy" Smith, Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1903)
  • Feb 22 Pierre Janssen, French astronomer (d. 1907)
  • Feb 23 Herman N van der Tuuk, Dutch philologist (Tobasch' Grammar)
  • Feb 23 Lewis Cass Hunt, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1886)
  • Feb 24 John Crawford Vaughn, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1875)
  • Feb 26 Carlos Calvo, Argentine diplomat/people rights scholar (Calvo Clause)
  • Feb 28 Charles Blondin, France, acrobat/aerialist
  • Feb 28 John Creed Moore, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1910)
  • Mar 2 Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, credited as the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia
  • Mar 2 Henry Beebee Carrington, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1912)
  • Mar 5 Elisha Harris, US, physician/found American Public Health Assoc
  • Mar 5 James Merritt Ives, lithographer (Currier & Ives)
  • Mar 9 Leland Stanford, (Gov/Sen)/found Stanford U
  • Mar 10 Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
  • Mar 12 Gustav R Kirchoff, Prussia, physicist (spectral analysis)
  • Mar 15 Branko Radicevic, Serbian poet (1st Serbian Uprising)
  • Mar 15 Jules Chevalier, French priest (d. 1907)
  • Mar 22 William Henry Chase Whiting, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Mar 25 Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (d. 1900)
  • Mar 29 Ludwig Büchner, German philosopher and physician (d. 1899)
  • Mar 30 Innis Newton Palmer, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Apr 5 Sydney Thompson Dobell, poet (Roman)
  • Apr 20 Alfred Holt Colquitt, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • Apr 24 Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
  • Apr 25 Gustave-Rodolphe-Clarence Boulanger, painter
  • May 8 William Walker, filibuster/president of Nicaragua (1856-57)
  • May 9 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • May 10 Charles Henry Van Wyck, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • May 11 Jean-Léon Gérôme, French painter and sculptor (d. 1904), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 16 Edmund Kirby Smith, Fla, General (Confederate Army), (d. 1893)
  • May 16 Levi Parsons Morton, (R) 22nd US VP (1889-93)
  • May 23 Ambrose Everett Burnside, Major General (Union volunteers)
  • May 29 Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, Major General (Confederate Army)
  • Jun 2 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, born in London, England
  • Jun 3 Charles Kinnaird Graham, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Jun 8 James Loudon, gov-gen of Neth-Indies
  • Jun 8 William Montgomery Gardner, Brig Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • Jun 18 Johannes Heykamp, Catholic archbishop of Utrecht
  • Jun 20 George E Street, British (?) architect
  • Jun 20 John Tyler Morgan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Jun 26 Kelvin, [William Thomson], British physicist (Kelvin Scale)
  • Jun 28 Paul Broca, France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)
  • Jun 28 William Tatus Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1884)
  • Jun 29 Victor J van Hinsbergh, South Neth engraver (PTT Stempels)
  • Jul 7 Alfred Pleasonton, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Jul 8 Waldimir "Kriz" Krzyzanowski, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 10 Rudolf von Benningsen, German lawyer/politician
  • Jul 12 Eugène Boudin, French painter (d. 1898)
  • Jul 20 Alexander Schimmelfennig, Prussia, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Jul 23 Gabriel Colvin Wharton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1906)
  • Jul 25 Richard James Oglesby, Union (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • Jul 27 Alexandre Dumas fils, France, playwright/novelist (Camille)
  • Aug 3 William Burnham Woods, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 8 Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)
  • Aug 9 Simon Goodell Griffin, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • Aug 14 William Terry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • Aug 20 Absalom Baird, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1905)
  • Aug 21 John Sanford Mason, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1897)
  • Aug 27 Hiram Gregory Berry, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1863)
  • Aug 28 Carel JCH van Nispen of Sevenaer, Dutch Catholic politician
  • Sep 1 Isaac Hardin Duval, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Sep 4 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Sep 21 Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, Brigadier General (Union volunteers)
  • Sep 24 Truman Seymour, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1891)
  • Sep 27 William Nelson, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1862)
  • Sep 28 Alfred Gilpin Jones, Weymouth NS, lt-gov of Nova Scotia (1900-06)
  • Sep 28 Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
  • Oct 19 Rufus Saxton, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1908)
  • Oct 23 Thomas Gamble Pitcher, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1895)
  • Oct 26 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • Oct 29 Joseph Horace Lewis, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1904)
  • Nov 18 Franz Sigel, Major General (Union volunteers), (d. 1902)
  • Nov 18 Isham Nicholas Hayne, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
  • Nov 21 Hieronymus Theodor Richter, Dresden, German Mineralogist and co-discoverer of the element indium
  • Nov 24 Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist
  • Dec 5 Titian James Coffey, Atty Gen (Union), (d. 1867)
  • Dec 10 George MacDonald, Scotland, sci-fi author (Princess & Curdie)
  • Dec 14 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (d. 1898)
  • Dec 17 John Kerr, System physicist (electro-visually Kerr-effect)
  • Dec 17 Manning Ferguson Force, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), (d. 1899)
  • Dec 17 Thomas Starr King, NY, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity)
  • Dec 19 Hercules Robinson, Ireland, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)
  • Dec 26 Augustus Louis Chetlain, Mjr General (Union volunteers), (d. 1914)