Pennsylvania Civil War Soldier EXECUTIONS

Pennsylvania Civil War Soldier EXECUTIONS

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During the Civil War, over 267 men were convicted of crimes such as desertion and murder. Because desertion undermined the discipline of soldiers and military authority, army commanders decided to set an example to potential deserters and choose soldiers of foreign birth to do so. These men could not defend themselves and there was little sympathy for them.

Stories about Pennsylvania Civil War Soldier EXECUTIONS

During the Civil War

    Clark, Charles 1st PA Light Artillery March 2, 1863 Hanging Murder

    Residence was not listed;
    Enlisted on 9/1/1861 as a Private.
    On 9/1/1861 he mustered into PA Batty H 1st Light Artillery
    He was Executed on 3/2/1863 at Fort Yorktown, VA
    (By sentence of Military Commission.)
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    Dormady, William 1st PA Light Artillery March 2, 1863 Hanging Murder

    Residence was not listed;
    Enlisted on 8/5/1861 as a Private.
    On 8/5/1861 he mustered into PA Batty H 1st Light Artillery
    He was Executed on 2/15/1863
    (Estimated day of death; by sentence of Military Commission.)

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    Barnett, John T. 11th PA Cavalry Sept 18, 1863 Firing Squad Desertion, Highway Robbery

    Residence was not listed;
    Enlisted on 4/19/1863 as a Private.

    On 4/19/1863 he mustered into "A" Co. PA 11th Cavalry
    He was Executed on 9/17/1863
    (Sentence ordered by G. C. M.)
    ~

    Grover, William 46th PA Infantry June 19, 1863 Firing Squad Desertion

    Lanahan, John 46th PA Infantry Dec 23, 1861 Hanging Desertion

    McKee, William 46th PA Infantry Jan 6, 1864 Firing Squad Desertion

    Murphy, James 55th PA Infantry Jan 6, 1864 Firing Squad Desertion

    Roberts, Jeremiah 55th PA Infantry March 27, 1865 Firing Squad Desertion

    Foster, John 58th PA Infantry Jan 3,1865 Firing Squad Desertion

    Kelley, James 67th PA Infantry March 9, 1865 Firing Squad Desertion

    Smitz, William 90th PA Infantry Oct 2, 1865 Firing Squad Desertion

    Thompson, James 97th PA Infantry Feb 7, 1864 Firing Squad Desertion

    Wilson, James 97th PA Infantry Feb 7, 1864 Firing Squad Desertion

    Goodrich, Peter 97th PA Infantry Feb 27, 1864 Firing Squad Desertion

    Haley, James 116th PA Infantry Oct 16, 1863 Firing Squad Desertion

    Howe, William H. 116th PA Infantry Aug 25, 1864 Hanging Desertion, Murder

    Folancy, John * 118th PA Infantry Aug 29, 1863 Firing Squad Desertion

    Walter, Charles * 118th PA Infantry Aug 20, 1863 Firing Squad Desertion

    Kuhne, George * 118th PA Infantry Aug 29, 1863 Firing Squad Desertion

    Lai, Emil * 118th PA Infantry Aug 29, 1863 Firing Squad Desertion

    Rionese, Gion * 118th PA Infantry Aug 29, 1863 Firing Squad Desertion

    Wert, Michael 184th PA Infantry Jan 6, 1865 Firing Squad Desertion

    Oliver, Hiram Unknown PA Infantry Sept 6, 1865 Hanging Murder

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    5/7/2007
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