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Notable Deaths - 1864

1864Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

1864Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (Scarlet Letter), dies at 59

1864Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66

1864J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General, dies at 31

1864 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 4
Mateo Ferrer, composer, dies at 75 
Jan 7
Caleb Blood Smith, 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808) 
Jan 8
Victor-Charles-Paul Dourlen, composer, dies at 83 
Jan 13
Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York 
Jan 13
Stephen Foster, Batman 
Jan 15
Isaac Nathan, UK-Australian composer (b. 1792) 
Jan 16
Anton Schindler, German violinist/biographer (Beethoven), dies at 68 
Jan 23
Michele Puccini, composer, dies at 50 
Jan 24
Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer, dies at 54 
Jan 24
Stephen Gardner Champlin, brig-general (Union), dies at about 36 
Jan 26
Otto Lindblad, Episode #2.6 
Jan 27
Franz von Klenze, German architect (palace Leuchtenberg), dies at 59 
Jan 28
Émile Clapeyron, French engineer and physicist (b. 1799) 
Jan 31
Hamilton Rowan Gamble, US judge/governor of Missouri (1861-64), dies 
Feb 15
Israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies 
Feb 15
William Dyce, painter, dies 
Feb 16
Vaclav Jindrich Veit, composer, dies at 58 
Feb 19
William Edwin Baldwin, US Confederate brig-general, dies 
Feb 21
Jeffery Forrest, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle 
Feb 26
Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (b. 1807) 
Mar 3
Ulric Dahlgren, Union colonel, dies in battle at 21 
Mar 4
Thomas Starr King, Unitarian clergyman (Christianity & Humanity), dies 
Mar 10
Maximilian II Jozef, King of Bayern (1848-64), dies at 52 
Mar 17
Alexandre Calamo, Swiss painter/etcher/lithographer, dies at 53 
Mar 27
Jean-Jacques Ampère, French scholar (b. 1800) 
Mar 30
Louis Alexander Balthasar Schindelmeisser, composer, dies 52 
Apr 4
Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (b. 1808) 
Apr 12
Thomas Green, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 50 
Apr 13
Johann Schneider, composer, dies at 74 
Apr 22
Joseph Gilbert Totten, US Union general-major, dies at 76 
Apr 29
Charles-Julien Brianchon, math (Brianchon's theorem), dies at 80 
Apr 29
Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66 
May 2
Giacomo Meyerbeer, composer, dies at 72 
May 2
Giacomo Meyerbeer, Maytime 
May 5
Alexander Hays, US Union-general-major, dies in battle at 44 
May 5
John Marshall Jones, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 43 
May 5
Leroy A Stafford, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 42 
May 6
Henry Livermore Abbott, US Union brig-general, dies in battle 
May 6
Micah Jenkins, Confederate brig-general (friendly fire), dies at 28 
May 8
James Samuel Wadsworth, gen-mjr (Union), dies in battle at 56 
May 9
"Uncle" John Sedgwick, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 50 
May 9
Thomas Donnely Doubleday, US Union Col, dies in an accident 
May 10
James Clay Rice, lawyer/Union brig-general, dies in battle at 34 
May 10
Thomas Greeley Stevenson, Union brig-general, dies at about 27 
May 12
Abner Monroe Perrin, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 37 
May 12
J.E.B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General, dies at 31 
May 13
Junius Daniel, Confederate brig-general, dies at 35 
May 14
William N Green Jr, Union brig-general, dies 
May 16
Lean Bear, Cheyenne chief, murdered 
May 17
N Hawthorne, writer, dies at 59 
May 18
James Byron Gordon, Confederate brig-gen, dies at 41 
May 19
Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (Scarlet Letter), dies at 59 
May 19
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter 
May 20
John Clare, English poet (Little Trotty Wagtail), dies at 70 
May 26
Ch Sealsfield, writer, dies at 71 
May 28
Henry H Giesy, US Union-brig-general, dies in battle 
May 28
Simion Bărnuţiu, Romanian philosopher and liberal politician (b. 1808) 
May 30
James Barbour Terrill, US attorney/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 26 
Jun 1
Solomon George Washington Dill, poor white ally of blacks, assassinated in his home by white terrorists in SC 
Jun 1
Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel (b. 1812) 
Jun 2
George Pierce Doles, US businessman/Confed brig-general, dies at 34 
Jun 3
James P McMahon, US Union colonel (164th NY), dies in battle 
Jun 3
Peter A Porter, US Union colonel (8th NY), dies in battle 
Jun 5
William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 39 
Jun 14
Leonidas Polk, general, killed in action in Battle of Pine Mt 
Jun 19
George Lincoln Prescott, US Union brig-gen, dies of injuries 
Jun 27
Charles Garrison Harker, US Union-brig-general, dies in battle at 26 
Jul 6
Samuel Allen Rice, US Union brig-gen, dies of injuries at 36 
Jul 16
Victor JB Girardey, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 27 
Jul 17
Daniel McCook Jr, US Union-brig-gen, dies at 29 
Jul 17
Dirk Dark Curtius, attorney/liberal minister of Justice, dies at 71 
Jul 22
James Birdseye Mcpherson, US Union gen-major, dies in battle at 35 
Jul 22
William Henry Talbot Walker, Confederate gen-mjr, dies in battle at 47 
Jul 25
Clement Hoffman Stevens, Us banker/inventor/Confederate brigadier general, dies at 42 
Jul 26
András Fáy, A külföldiek 
Jul 27
Margaret E Breckinridge, US nurse/daughter of VP John, dies 
Jul 28
Johann Hermann Kufferath, composer, dies at 67 
Jul 28
Samuel Benton, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at about 44 
Jul 31
Louis Hachette, French publisher, dies at 64 
Aug 5
Griffin A Stedman, Union-brig-gen (Fort Stedman), dies in battle at 26 
Aug 7
Li Xiucheng, late Taiping's Field Marshal and soul person.(b. 1823) 
Aug 8
Antonio Somma, Un ballo in maschera 
Aug 12
Sakuma Shōzan, Japanese reformer (b. 1811) 
Aug 15
Daniel Phineas Woodbury, US engineer/Union general-major, dies 
Aug 16
John Randolph Chambliss Jr, planter/Confederate, dies in battle at 31 
Aug 20
Daniel Chaplin, US Union brig-general, dies 
Aug 20
John H Kelly, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24 
Aug 21
John Calhoun Sanders, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 24 
Aug 31
Ferdinand Lassalle, French politician (ADA), dies at 39 
Sep 4
John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825) 
Sep 15
John Hanning Speke, British explorer (b. 1827) 
Sep 16
John Hanning Speke, English explorer (b. 1827) 
Sep 17
Walter Savage Landor, author, dies 
Sep 19
Archibald Campbell Godwin, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle 
Sep 19
David Allen Russell, US Union general-major, dies in battle at 43 
Sep 19
Robert Emmet Rodes, US Confederate gen-major, dies in battle at 35 
Sep 29
Hiram Burnham, US Union-colonel (Chancellorsville), dies in battle 
Oct 1
John Dunovant, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle 
Oct 1
Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817) 
Oct 4
Joseph Montferrand, French Canadian logger and strong man (b. 1802) 
Oct 4
Imre Madách, Angyali üdvözlet 
Oct 7
Alexander Gardiner, US Union brig-general, dies in battle 
Oct 7
John Gregg, US judge/Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at 36 
Oct 8
Thomas Jonathan Coffin Amory, US Union-brig-general, dies at about 34 
Oct 10
David Bullock Harris, US Confederate colonel, dies of yellow fever 
Oct 12
Roger Taney, 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87 
Oct 18
David Bell Birney, US lawyer/Union general-major, dies at 39 
Oct 18
Jacques Francois Gallay, composer, dies at 68 
Oct 19
Daniel Davidson Bidwell, magistrate/brig-general, dies in battle at 45 
Oct 20
Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Confederate gen-major, dies at 27 
Oct 24
James Jay Archer, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in battle at 46 
Oct 26
"Bloody Bill" Anderson, American Civil War rebel guerrilla leader (b. 1839) 
Oct 27
Andreas Randel, composer, dies at 58 
Nov 3
Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea 
Nov 13
Gonçalves Dias, Delicate Crime 
Nov 30
Hiram Bronson Granbury, Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33 
Nov 30
John Adams, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at about 39 
Nov 30
Otto French Strahl, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33 
Nov 30
Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, US Confederate brigadier general, dies in the Battle of Franklin at 33 
Dec 2
Archibald Gracie III, Confederate brig-general, dies in battle at Siege of Petersburg, Virginia aged 32 
Dec 8
George Boole, British inventor of Boolean algebra (b. 1815) 
Dec 21
William Henry Fry, composer, dies at 51 
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