On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1865

  • Apr 1 Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano, dies at 67
  • Apr 2 A. P. 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, American lawyer and Major General (Confederate Army), 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

Person of interestAbraham Lincoln

Apr 15 Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (Republican: 1861-65), dies from gunshot wounds at 56

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Apr 16 Robert C. Tyler, US Confederate brigadier general, dies during the Battle of West Point, at 32
  • Apr 22 Francis Washburn, US Union colonel/gen major, dies of injuries
  • Apr 22 William McKean, American naval officer (Union Navy), dies at 64
  • Apr 23 James Dearing, U.S. Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 24
  • Apr 26 Charles J Sax, Belgium musician & father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74

Person of interestJohn Wilkes Booth

Apr 26 John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor & assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, shot at 26 by Union soldier Boston Corbett

  • Apr 28 Samuel Cunard, Canadian-British shipping magnate & founder (1st regular Atlantic steamship line), dies at 77
  • Apr 30 Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and scientist, dies at 59