New York Civil War Executions

List of Soldiers, Serving in Units from the State of New York, 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
Thomas Abraham Co. D 139th NY Inf. Espionage 7 March 1864 Firing Squad
Jacob Aierdan Co. G 119th NY Inf. Desertion 17 September 1863 Firing Squad
Winslow N. Allen Co. H 76th NY Inf. Desertion 18 December 1863 Firing Squad
Frederic H. Brandt see Frederick W. Brandt
Frederick W. Brandt Co. E 81st NY Inf. Desertion 26 March 1865 Firing Squad
Bradford Butler Co. E 157th NY Inf. Desertion 1 August 1863 Firing Squad
James Devlin
substitute
Co. E 43rd NY Inf. Desertion 3 February 1865 Firing Squad
William H. Devoe Co. B 57th NY Inf. Desertion 18 December 1863 Firing Squad
Pat Diamond see James Devlin
John Flood Co. D 41st NY Inf. Desertion 19 June 1864 Firing Squad
Daniel Geary Co. E 72nd NY Inf. Rape 15 July 1864 Hanging
Francis Gillespie Co. B 15th NY Cav. Murder 11 July 1864 Hanging
Francis Gillispie see Francis Gillespie
Ransom S. Gordon Co. E 72nd NY Inf. Rape 15 July 1864 Hanging
John Hoefler Co. E 124th NY Inf. Desertion 17 February 1865 Firing Squad
John Hoeflir see John Hoefler
Charles Hummel Co. E 7th NY Inf. Desertion 16 December 1864 Hanging
Newal Jangrow Co. H 64th NY Inf. Desertion 3 March 1865 Firing Squad
Newell Jengle see Newal Jangrow
William H. Johnston Co. D 1st NY Cav. Desertion 13 December 1861 Firing Squad
John Kessler Co. K 103rd NJ Inf. Murder 5 December 1862 Hanging
William I. Lynch Co. B 63rd NY Inf. Desertion 30 September 1864 Firing Squad
John McMahon Co. F 99th NY Inf. Murder 13 June 1862 Hanging
Patrick McNamara Co. K 132nd NY Inf. Murder 30 June 1863 Hanging
John Nichols Co. A 69th NY Inf. Desertion 14 March 1865 Hanging
James Preble Co. K 12th NY Cav. Rape 31 March 1865 Firing Squad
Joseph Prevost Co. A 1st NY cav. Murder 10 November 1864 Hanging
Joseph Provost see Joseph Prevost
Anthony Raymond Co. B 64th NY Inf. Desertion 3 March 1865 Firing Squad
Edward Rowe Co. C 179th NY Inf. Desertion 10 December 1864 Hanging
Adam Smalz Co. E 66th NY Inf. Desertion 2 October 1863 Firing Squad
John Smith see John Flood
William Smith Co. E 78th NY Inf. Desertion 18 September 1863 Firing Squad
Daniel C. Smith Co. C 179th NY Inf. Desertion 10 December 1864 Hanging
Charles Sperry Co. E 13th NY Cav. Rape 3 March 1865 Firing Squad
Christopher Suhr Co. E 77th NY Inf. Desertion 16 December 1864 Hanging
Waterman Thorton Co. E 179th NY Inf. Desertion 6 January 1865 Hanging
John Timlin Co. D 145th NY Inf. Desertion 25 September 1863 Firing Squad
Cornelius Treece Co. K 78th NY Inf. Desertion 25 September 1863 Firing Squad
Frank Tully see James Devlin
Charles Turner Co. C 114th NY Inf. Desertion 28 December 1863 Firing Squad
George Van Co. D 12th NY Inf. Desertion 18 September 1863 Firing Squad

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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