On This Day

Deaths in History in November 1865

  • Nov 10 Henry Wards, Confederate prison supt, executed for excessive cruelty
  • Nov 12 Elizabeth Gaskell, English novelist (b. 1810)
  • Nov 12 Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (1857-63), dies at 59
  • Nov 17 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist, dies at 52
  • Nov 23 RenĂ© E de Russy, West Indian/US brigadier general, dies at about 75
  • Nov 25 Heinrich Barth, German historian/geographer (Central Africa), dies
  • Nov 29 Herman van Sonsbeeck, Dutch lawyer and statesman, dies at 69