Deaths in History in 1862

  • Jan 1 Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist (b. 1801)

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Jan 10 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), dies of gout at 47

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt

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Jan 18 John Tyler, 10th US President (1841-45), dies in Richmond Va at 71

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • Jan 20 Felix Zollicoffer, Gen killed after mistakenly riding into Union lines
  • Jan 24 James McIntosh, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at about 33
  • Feb 3 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist/astronomer, dies at 87
  • Feb 11 Elizabeth Siddal, British poet and artist (b. 1829)
  • Feb 21 Justinus A C Kerner, German family doctor/poet/writer, dies at 75
  • Feb 24 Bernard S Ingemann, Danish author (Holger Danske), dies at 72
  • Feb 27 Gabriele dell' Addolorata, patron of Italian Catholic youth, dies at 23
  • Mar 1 Peter Barlow, English mathematician (b. 1776)
  • Mar 2 Frederick West Lander, American Union brigadier general and poet, dies at 40
  • Mar 7 Ben McCulloch, US Confederate brigadier general (KIA), dies at 50
  • Mar 7 John Baillie McIntosh, US general-major (Union Army), dies at 32
  • Mar 7 William Slack, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Mar 8 Nat Gordon, last pirate, hanged in New York City for stealing 1,000 slaves
  • Mar 19 Friedrich Wilhelm von Schadow, German painter (Modern Vasari), dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, German chancellor, dies at 81
  • Apr 3 James Clark Ross, Arctic explorer, dies
  • Apr 4 Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45
  • Apr 6 Adley Hogan Gladden, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 51
  • Apr 6 Albert Sidney Johnston, US Confederate general, dies in battle at 59
  • Apr 9 George W Johnson, US planter/Confederate (gov-Ky), dies at about 50
  • Apr 10 William Harvey Lamb Wallace, American lawyer and Brigadier General, dies at 40
  • Apr 19 Louis Powell Harvey, US governor of Wisconsin, drowns
  • Apr 19 Simon Fraser, Canadian explorer, dies
  • Apr 25 Charles Ferguson Smith, US Union Gen-Maj, dies of infection at 55

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May 6 Henry David Thoreau, US writer/pacifist (Walden Pond), dies at 44

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist/Pacifist
Henry David Thoreau
  • May 16 Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40
  • May 18 William H Keim, US Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 48
  • May 28 Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40 [5/16]
  • May 31 Robert Hopkins Hatton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 35
  • Jun 6 Turner Ashby, General, killed near Harrisonburg VA, dies at 33
  • Jun 7 William B. Mumford, 1st US citizen hanged for treason, at 42
  • Jun 17 Charles J Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, dies at 49
  • Jun 27 Chatham Roberdeau Wheat, Confederate major, dies in battle at about 35
  • Jun 30 Richard Griffith, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 48
  • Jul 3 William Barksdale, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 40
  • Jul 5 Heinrich Georg Bronn, German geologist (b. 1800)
  • Jul 15 David Emanuel Twiggs, US Confederate gen-mjr (Monterrey), dies at 72

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Jul 24 Martin Van Buren, 8th US president (1837-41), dies of heart failure at 79

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • Aug 5 Thomas Williams, US Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 47
  • Aug 6 Francisco Acuna de Figueroa, Uruguay national anthem, dies at 71
  • Aug 9 Joseph Bennett Plummer, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 42 or 46
  • Aug 9 Charles S Winder, Confederate General killed at the Battle of Cedar Mountain VA, at 32
  • Aug 10 Shusaku Honinbo, Japanese Go player (b. 1829)
  • Aug 22 Henry Bohlen, German/US brigadier general (Union), dies in battle at 51
  • Aug 30 Charles Bernard Desormes, French Physicist and Chemist (carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide compositions), dies at 91
  • Aug 31 George William Taylor, US Union brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Sep 1 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 44
  • Sep 1 Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia

  • Sep 1 Philip "Phil" Kearny, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 48
  • Sep 2 Thornton F Brodhead, US lawyer/politician/brigadier general, dies at 40
  • Sep 10 Carlos A Lopez, president of Paraguay (1844-62), dies at 71
  • Sep 14 Jesse Lee Reno, Union general-major (Reno Nevada), dies at 39
  • Sep 14 Samuel Garland Jr, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 31
  • Sep 17 Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, (Rep-D)/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 41
  • Sep 17 William Edwin Starke, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at about 48
  • Sep 19 [Lewis] Henry Little, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 45
  • Sep 29 William "Bull" Nelson, Union general-major, murdered at 38
  • Sep 30 Isaac Peace Rodman, American banker and Brigadier General (Union Army), dies of injury at about 40
  • Oct 3 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 47
  • Oct 4 William Duncan Smith, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 36
  • Oct 8 James Streshley Jackson, American attorney and Brigadier General (Union Army) dies in battle at 39
  • Oct 8 William Rufus Terrill, American Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 28
  • Oct 16 George Burgwyn Anderson, US Confederate brigadier general, dies at 31
  • Oct 30 Ormsby McKnight Mitchel, American astronomer and Union Major General, dies at 53
  • Nov 6 Charles Davis Jameson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 35
  • Nov 9 John Bordenave Villepigue, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 32
  • Nov 11 James Madison Porter, American politician (b. 1793)
  • Nov 13 Ludwig Uhland, writer, dies at 75
  • Dec 7 Sylvester Churchill, US Union brigadier general, dies
  • Dec 13 Conrad Feger Jackson, US Union brigadier general, dies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 49
  • Dec 13 Maxcy Gregg, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 48
  • Dec 13 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Confederate brigadier general, dies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 39
  • Dec 14 George Dashiell Bayard, Union Brigadier General, dies at 27
  • Dec 18 Johnson Kelly Duncan, architect/Confederate brig-generaal, dies at 35 of malarial fever
  • Dec 20 Robert Knox Scottish surgeon, anatomist and zoologist
  • Dec 31 James Edward Rains, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in Battle of Stone's River at 29
  • Dec 31 Joshua Woodrow Sill, US Union brigadier general, dies in Battle of Stone's River at 31