Illinois Civil War Executions

List of Soldiers, Serving in Units from the State of Illinois, 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
Valentine Benjamin Co. C, 44th Illinois Inf. Desertion 13 November 1863 Firing Squad
Erastus C. Dailey Co. D, 88th Illinois Inf. Desertion 13 November 1863 Firing Squad
David Geer Co. E, 28th Illinois Inf. Desertion 4 March 1865 Firing Squad
Henry McLean Battery C, 2nd Illinois L. A. Desertion 25 August 1863 Firing Squad
John Myers Co. G, 7th Illinois Inf. Murder 28 April 1864 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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