On This Day

Famous People Who Died in June 1861

  • Jun 1 John Quincy Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war at 36
  • Jun 3 Stephen A. Douglas, American politician, US senator from Illinois (Lincoln-Douglas debates), dies at 48
  • Jun 5 John Garland, US Union colonel and brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Jun 5 Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, Spanish composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 6 Giuseppe Concone, Italian singing teacher, dies at 59
  • Jun 6 Count Camillo Benso di Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1810)
  • Jun 25 Abdulmejid I, 31st Sultan of Ottoman Empire, dies at 38