On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1863

  • May 1 Edward D. Tracy, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 29
  • May 3 Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 35
  • May 7 Amiel Weeks Whipple, US Union gen-major, dies of injuries at 46
  • May 14 Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer, dies at 46
  • May 16 Lloyd Tilghman, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 47
  • May 27 Edward Payson Chapin, Union Brigadier General, dies at 31
  • May 28 Edmund Kirby Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies of injuries at 23