On This Day

Deaths in History in August 1863

  • Aug 8 Angus MacAskill known as 'Giant MacAskill', circus performer (b.1825)
  • Aug 13 Eugène Delacroix, French painter and etcher (Journal), dies at 65
  • Aug 14 Colin Campbell, British officer (Cawnpore), dies at 70
  • Aug 18 Thomas Welsh, US Union brigadier general (Antietam), dies at 39
  • Aug 26 John B Floyd, American Governor (Virginia), Secretary of War (1857-60) and Confederate general, dies of failing health at 57