Deaths in History in April 1865

  • 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 9 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32

Person of interestAbraham Lincoln

Apr 15 Abraham Lincoln, 16th American President, dies from gunshot wounds at 56

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  • Apr 16 Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle
  • Apr 22 Francis Washburn, US Union colonel/gen major, dies of injuries
  • Apr 23 James Dearing, U.S. Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 24
  • Apr 28 Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate (b. 1787)
  • Apr 30 Robert Fitzroy, English admiral and scientist, dies at 59