On This Day

Deaths in History in June 1861

  • Jun 1 John Q Marr, US Confederate captain, dies in battle at Fairfax Courthouse, the first Confederate death of the war
  • 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 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

Person of interestElizabeth Barrett Browning

Jun 29 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, British poet and writer ("How Do I Love thee"), dies at 55