Deaths in History in May 1861

  • May 9 Peter Ernst von Lasaulx, German philosopher and writer (b. 1805)
  • May 24 Elmer Ellsworth, US warrior (Chicago Zouaves), shot to death at 23
  • May 24 James T Jackson, US landlord (doodde EE Ellsworth), shot dead)
  • May 24 Elmer E. Ellsworth, American soldier, the first Union officer killed in the American Civil War, dies at 24