California Civil War Executions

List of Soldiers, Serving in Units from the State of California, Executed During the Civil War by U.S. Military Authorities for whom Proceedings of Court-Martial and Military Commissions have been Filmed.

Name Unit Offense Date Method
Frank Hudson Co. I, 2nd California Cav. Murder 16 June 1865 Hanging
Robert Kerr Co. A, 1st California Cav. Murder 20 March 1865 Hanging
Peter Kleinkoff Co. E, 4th California Inf. Desertion &
Attempted Murder
17 July 1863 Hanging
Charles Smith Co. K, 1st California Inf. Mutiny 26 November 1862 Hanging

Extracted from: List of Soldiers Executed During the Civil War by U.S. Military Authorities for whom Proceedings of Court-Martial and Military Commissions have been Filmed; Proceedings of U.S. Army Courts-Martial and Military Commissions of Union Soldiers Executed by U.S. Military Authorities, 1861-1866 (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1523, roll 1); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives Building, Washington, DC.

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