1864 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 339

  • Jan 11 Charing Cross Station opens in London
  • Jan 14 Battle of Cosby Creek, TN

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Jan 14 General Sherman begins his march to the South

  • Jan 16 Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee

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Jan 17 General longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet
  • Jan 21 The Tauranga Campaign of the New Zealand Wars begins
  • Jan 27 Battle of Fair Gardens, TN
  • Jan 27 Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
  • Jan 28 Battle of New Bern, NC
  • Feb 1 -Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS
  • Feb 1 2nd German-Danish war begins
  • Feb 1 Austrian and Prussian troops occupy Schleswig-Holstein
  • Feb 2 -Oct 7th) Cruise of CSS Florida
  • Feb 3 Sherman's march through Mississippi
  • Feb 4 Skirmish at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi
  • Feb 5 Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi
  • Feb 6 -7] Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia
  • Feb 7 Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 13 Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek & Wyatt, Mississippi
  • Feb 15 Fire in Rotterdam damages Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Feb 16 Battle of Mobile, AL - operations by Union Army
  • Feb 17 Confederate submarine HL Hunley sinks Union ship Housatonic
  • Feb 19 Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Washington, D.C. (12 members)
  • Feb 20 Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
  • Feb 21 -22] Battle at Okolona, Mississippi
  • Feb 21 1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore
  • Feb 22 -27] Battle at Dalton Georgia
  • Feb 22 2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona, MS
  • Feb 22 Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Battle of Dug Hill), Tennessee
  • Feb 24 -Feb 25] Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (Buzzard's Roost)
  • Feb 27 6th & last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
  • Feb 27 Near Andersonville, GA, rebels open a new POW camp "Camp Sumpter"
  • Feb 28 -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)
  • Feb 28 -Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick's Richmond
  • Mar 1 Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree
  • Mar 5 1st track meet between Oxford & Cambridge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9 Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Mar 10 Ullyses Grant is named commander of the Union armies
  • Mar 10 Red River campaign begun in Louisiana by Union forces
  • Mar 11 The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
  • Mar 14 Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 14 Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana
  • Mar 15 Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, LA
  • Mar 18 Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240
  • Mar 21 Battle at Henderson's Hill (Bayou Rapids) Louisiana
  • Mar 23 Encounter at Camden AR
  • Mar 25 Battle of Paducah, KY (Forrest's raid)
  • Mar 29 Great Britain gives the Ionian Islands back to Greece
  • Mar 29 Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas
  • Mar 30 Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas
  • Apr 2 Skirmish at Crump's Hill (Piney Woods), Louisiana
  • Apr 2 Skirmish at Spoonville/Antoine, Arkansas
  • Apr 3 Skirmish at Okolona, Arkansas
  • Apr 4 Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas
  • Apr 8 Battle of Mansfield, La; Federals routed by Gen Richard Taylor
  • Apr 9 Battle of Pleasant Hill LA, 2870 casualities
  • Apr 9 Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War.

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Apr 10 Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico

Emperor of Mexico Maximilian I
Emperor of Mexico
Maximilian I
  • Apr 12 Battle of Blair's Landing, Louisiana

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Apr 12 Confederate Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tn

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Apr 15 General Steeles' Union troops occupies Camden, Arkansas
  • Apr 17 Battle of Plymouth, NC
  • Apr 17 Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia
  • Apr 17 Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges
  • Apr 18 Battle of Poison Springs, AR (Camden Expedition)
  • Apr 22 US mints 2 cent coin (1st appearance of "In God We Trust")
  • Apr 23 Battle of Cane River, LA (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry)
  • Apr 25 Battle of Marks' Mill, Arkansas (Camden Expedition)
  • Apr 29 -30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas
  • Apr 29 The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
  • Apr 29 Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina): 1,700 British troops suffer their worst defeat of the New Zealand Wars at the hands of 230 entrenched Maori warriors in Tauranga
  • Apr 30 Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; Gen W R Scurry is killed
  • Apr 30 New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
  • May 1 -8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign)
  • May 1 Atlanta campaign, GA begins
  • May 3 3rd day in Battle at Alexandria Louisiana: Confederate assault
  • May 4 -16] actions at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
  • May 4 General Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army at Potomac attacks Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Rappahannock River
  • May 5 Atlanta Campaign: 5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge
  • May 5 Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke
  • May 5 Battle of Wilderness, VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
  • May 5 Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA
  • May 6 US Civil War: Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA
  • May 6 US Civil War: Battle of Wilderness - Confederate General longstreet seriously injured
  • May 6 US Civil war: General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia
  • May 7 Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500)
  • May 7 Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
  • May 8 Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
  • May 8 Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton
  • May 8 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House begins
  • May 9 -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
  • May 9 Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)
  • May 9 Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
  • May 10 Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
  • May 10 Skirmish at Ny River, Virginia
  • May 11 Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)

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May 11 Gen J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • May 12 US Civil war: Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA (Ft Darling)
  • May 12 US Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia
  • May 12 Battle of Todd's Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid), cavalry battle during US Civil War

Birthdays in History


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Jan 1 Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer/art dealer (Camera Work), born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz
  • Jan 8 Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (d. 1892)
  • Jan 9 Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician (d. 1926)
  • Jan 10 George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist [or Jul 12]
  • Jan 10 Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (d. 1931)
  • Jan 11 Thomas Dixon, US attorney/playwright (Flaming Sword)
  • Jan 13 Wilhelm K W Wien, German physicist (Nobel 1911)
  • Jan 15 Frances Benjamin Johnston, Grafton West Virginia, early female photographer
  • Jan 17 Lucien Herr, France, scientist (Corresp entre Schiller et Schiller)
  • Jan 24 Marguerite Durand, French feminist leader (d. 1936)
  • Jan 25 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (d. 1934)
  • Jan 28 Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer - inventor of the first compression ignition engine (d. 1927)
  • Feb 6 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
  • Feb 14 Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
  • Feb 14 Robert E Park, US, sociologist (human ecology, marginal man)
  • Feb 17 Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
  • Feb 17 Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (d. 1929)
  • Feb 19 Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture (Work Law of 1911)
  • Feb 22 Jules Renard, France, writer (Poil de Carotte)
  • Mar 4 David W. Taylor, U.S. Navy architect (d. 1940)
  • Mar 12 W. H. R. Rivers, British psychiatrist (d. 1922)
  • Mar 13 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  • Mar 14 Casey [John] Jones, American railroad engineer who dies trying to save a train (Ballad of Casey Jones), born in Missouri (d. 1900)
  • Mar 18 Karl M Lybeck, Finnish/Swedish language poet (Samlade Arbeten)
  • Mar 19 Charles Marion Russell, American artist (d. 1926)
  • Mar 30 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist/politician
  • Apr 1 Marie Jungius, Dutch fairy tale writer
  • Apr 9 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical Engineer and Inventor, born in Liverpool, England
  • Apr 10 Tully Marshall, Nevada City CA
  • Apr 18 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1916)
  • Apr 21 Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian (Ancient Judaism)
  • Apr 22 Phil May, Wortley Yorkshire, cartoonist
  • Apr 24 George AA Alting van Geusau, dir-gen (PTT)/Dutch Min of War (1918-20)
  • Apr 28 William F A Ellison, Irish clergyman/director (Armagh Observatory)
  • Apr 30 Frans Netscher, Dutch writer/journalist (Studies of nude model)
  • Apr 30 Juhan Liiv, Estonian poet (d. 1913)
  • May 18 Jan P Veth, Bayern, Dutch painter/etcher/lithographer/art historian
  • May 19 Carl Ethan Akeley, US, naturalist, devoleped animal mount process
  • May 21 Princess Stephanie of Belgium (d. 1945)
  • May 27 Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (d. 1938)
  • May 29 A H Borgesius, Dutch amateur astronomer
  • Jun 3 Ransom Eli Olds, auto (Oldsmobile) & truck (REO) manufacturer
  • Jun 4 Nassau William Senior, British economist
  • Jun 13 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist (d. 1922)
  • Jun 13 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator and historian (d. 1939)
  • Jun 14 Alois Alzheimer, Marktbreit, Bavaria, German psychiatrist/neuropathologist (Alzheimer Disease)
  • Jun 20 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, born in Drachten, Friesland (d. 1919)
  • Jun 21 Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss art historian (d. 1945)
  • Jun 22 Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician
  • Jun 25 Walther Hermann Nernst, Prussian physicist/chemist (Nobel 1920)
  • Jun 29 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law)
  • Jul 9 Franz Miller, becomes first Train Murderer
  • Jul 11 Petar Danov, Bulgarian spiritual teacher (d. 1944)
  • Jul 12 George Washington Carver, botanist (studied the peanut) [or Jan 10]
  • Jul 13 John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)
  • Jul 18 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", born in Braunschweig (d. 1947)
  • Jul 18 Phillip Snowden, British politician, 1st Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, born Cowling, Yorkshire (d. 1937)
  • Jul 20 Erik Karlfeldt, Sweden, poet (Nobel 1918-refused; 1931-posthumous)
  • Jul 21 Frances Folsom Cleveland, 1st lady (1885-89, 93-97)
  • Jul 23 Apolinario Mabini, Filipino political theoretician and Prime Minister (d. 1903)
  • Jul 24 Frank Wedekind, German playwright (The "Lulu" plays)
  • Aug 16 Ferdinand C S Schiller, British philosopher (Riddles of the Sphinx)
  • Aug 23 Eleftherios K Venizalos, premier of Greece (1910-15, 28-32)
  • Sep 1 Roger David Casement, Irish nationalist (Easter uprising 1916)
  • Sep 14 Lord Robert Cecil, Viscount of Chelwood, UK, helps form League of Nations (Nobel 1937)
  • Sep 22 Louis Van Deyssel, writer (Small Republic, One Love)
  • Sep 23 Draga Mašin, Queen of Serbia (d. 1903)
  • Sep 27 Alexander Cohen, Dutch anarchist and author
  • Sep 27 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and Catholic Priest (d. 1938)
  • Sep 28 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
  • Sep 29 Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Bilbao Spain, philosopher (Ensayos, Teatro)
  • Oct 5 Louis Lumière, with brother Auguste made 1st motion picture in 1895
  • Oct 8 Ozias Leduc, Québécois painter (d. 1955)
  • Oct 10 T. Frank Appleby, United States Congressman from New Jersey (d. 1924)
  • Oct 14 Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental)
  • Oct 17 Elinor Glyn, British novelist (3 Weeks)
  • Oct 20 James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1951)
  • Oct 25 John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (d. 1920)
  • Oct 28 Adolfo Camarillo, prominent land owner, horse breeder, and rancher (d. 1958
  • Nov 9 Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses
  • Nov 11 Alfred Hermann Fried, Germany, pacifist (Nobel 1911)
  • Nov 11 George Washington Crile, Chili Ohio, American Surgeon who conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock
  • Nov 20 Gerard W Kernkamp, Dutch historian/editor (Groene Amsterdammer)
  • Nov 23 Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)
  • Nov 24 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
  • Nov 26 Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist/poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem)
  • Nov 28 Carel A Lion Cachet, lithographer/wood carver
  • Nov 28 James Allen English writer (d. 1912)
  • Nov 28 Lindley M. Garrison, American Secretary of War (d. 1932)
  • Dec 3 Herman Heijermans Jr, Dutch writer (Kamertjeszonde, Diamond City)
  • Dec 12 Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)
  • Dec 13 Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee (d. 1947)
  • Dec 23 Zorka of Montenegro, Princess of Serbia (d. 1890)
  • Dec 27 René Georges Hermann-Paul, French artist (d. 1940)
  • Dec 31 Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (Binary Stars)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 16 White chapel murder victims Mary Ann Nichols (18) weds printer's machinist William Nichols

First Victim of Jack the Ripper Mary Ann Nichols
First Victim of Jack the Ripper
Mary Ann Nichols

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 9 Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Clift Bacon

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Business magnate John D. Rockefeller (25) weds abolitionist Laura Spelman (24)

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Caleb Blood Smith, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)
  • Jan 24 Stephen Gardner Champlin, brigadier general (Union), dies at about 36
  • Jan 27 Franz von Klenze, German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59
  • Jan 28 Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799)
  • Jan 31 Hamilton Rowan Gamble, US judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies
  • Feb 15 Israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies
  • Feb 15 William Dyce, painter, dies
  • Feb 19 William Edwin Baldwin, US Confederate brigadier general, dies
  • Feb 21 Jeffery Forrest, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Feb 26 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (b. 1807)
  • Mar 3 Ulric Dahlgren, Union colonel, dies in battle at 21
  • Mar 4 Thomas Starr King, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity), dies
  • Mar 10 Maximilian II Jozef, King of Bayern (1848-64), dies at 52
  • Mar 17 Alexandre Calamo, Swiss painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 53
  • Mar 27 Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar (b. 1800)
  • Apr 4 Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (b. 1808)
  • Apr 12 Thomas Green, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 50
  • Apr 22 Joseph Gilbert Totten, US Union general-major, dies at 76
  • Apr 29 Charles-Julien Brianchon, math (Brianchon's theorem), dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 29 Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner
  • May 5 Alexander Hays, US Union-general-major, dies in battle at 44
  • May 5 John Marshall Jones, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 43
  • May 5 Leroy A Stafford, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 42
  • May 6 Henry Livermore Abbott, US Union brigadier general, dies in battle
  • May 6 Micah Jenkins, Confederate brigadier general (friendly fire), dies at 28
  • May 8 James Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56
  • May 9 "Uncle" John Sedgwick, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 50
  • May 9 Thomas Donnely Doubleday, US Union Col, dies in an accident
  • May 10 James Clay Rice, lawyer/Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 34
  • May 10 Thomas Greeley Stevenson, Union brigadier general, dies at about 27
  • May 12 Abner Monroe Perrin, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 37

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 12 J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General, dies at 31

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • May 13 Junius Daniel, Confederate brigadier general, dies at 35
  • May 14 William N Green Jr, Union brigadier general, dies
  • May 16 Lean Bear, Cheyenne chief, murdered
  • May 18 James Byron Gordon, Confederate brig-gen, dies at 41

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May 19 Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (The Scarlet Letter), dies at 59

  • May 20 John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70
  • May 26 Charles Sealsfield, Austrian-American writer, dies at 71
  • May 28 Henry H Giesy, US Union-brigadier general, dies in battle
  • May 28 Simion Bărnuţiu, Romanian philosopher and liberal politician, dies at 55
  • May 30 James Barbour Terrill, US attorney/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 26
  • Jun 1 Solomon George Washington Dill, poor white ally of African Americans, assassinated in his home by white terrorists in SC
  • Jun 1 Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (b. 1812)
  • Jun 2 George Pierce Doles, US businessman/Confed brigadier general, dies at 34
  • Jun 3 James P McMahon, US Union colonel (164th NY), dies in battle
  • Jun 3 Peter A Porter, US Union colonel (8th NY), dies in battle
  • Jun 5 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 39
  • Jun 14 Leonidas Polk, general, killed in action in Battle of Pine Mt
  • Jun 19 George Lincoln Prescott, US Union brig-gen, dies of injuries
  • Jun 27 Charles Garrison Harker, US Union-brigadier general, dies in battle at 26
  • Jul 6 Samuel Allen Rice, US Union brig-gen, dies of injuries at 36
  • Jul 16 Victor JB Girardey, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 27
  • Jul 17 Daniel McCook Jr, US Union-brig-gen, dies at 29
  • Jul 17 Dirk Dark Curtius, attorney/liberal minister of Justice, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 James Birdseye Mcpherson, US Union gen-major, dies in battle at 35
  • Jul 22 William Henry Talbot Walker, Confederate gen-mjr, dies in battle at 47
  • Jul 25 Clement Hoffman Stevens, Us banker/inventor/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 42
  • Jul 27 Margaret E Breckinridge, US nurse/daughter of VP John, dies
  • Jul 28 Samuel Benton, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at about 44
  • Jul 31 Louis Hachette, French publisher, dies at 64
  • Aug 5 Griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26
  • Aug 7 Li Xiucheng, late Taiping's Field Marshal and soul person.(b. 1823)
  • Aug 12 Sakuma Shōzan, Japanese reformer (b. 1811)
  • Aug 15 Daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies
  • Aug 16 John Randolph Chambliss Jr, planter/Confederate, dies in battle at 31
  • Aug 20 Daniel Chaplin, US Union brigadier general, dies
  • Aug 20 John H Kelly, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 24
  • Aug 21 John Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 24
  • Aug 31 Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician (ADA), dies at 39
  • Sep 4 John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
  • Sep 15 John Hanning Speke, British explorer (b. 1827)
  • Sep 16 John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827)
  • Sep 17 Walter Savage Landor, author, dies
  • Sep 19 Archibald Campbell Godwin, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Sep 19 David Allen Russell, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 43
  • Sep 19 Robert Emmet Rodes, US Confederate gen-major, dies in battle at 35
  • Sep 29 Hiram Burnham, US Union-colonel (Chancellorsville), dies in battle
  • 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 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
  • Nov 3 Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea
  • Nov 30 Hiram Bronson Granbury, Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • Nov 30 John Adams, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at about 39
  • Nov 30 Otto French Strahl, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • Nov 30 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33
  • Dec 2 Archibald Gracie III, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at Siege of Petersburg, Virginia aged 32
  • Dec 8 George Boole, British inventor of Boolean algebra (b. 1815)