In Albany, Civil War general murders well-known lawyer and member of the New York Constitutional Convention.
Civil War General George E. Cole walked up to Judge L. Harris Hiscock at the reception desk of the Stanwix Hall Hotel in Albany, New York, placed a pistol to his head and shot him once through the brain. Hiscock, who was in Albany as a delegate to the New York Constitutional Convention, died within minutes. Cole claimed to have an admission from his wife that Hiscock, her family lawyer, had "partly by force" begun an affair with her in the summer of 1864 while Cole was away at the war. He was charged with first degree murder but after two trials was later acquitted by reason of insanity. (By John Osborne)
"The Assasination at Albany," Harper's Weekly, June 22, 1867, p. 389.
"The Albany Murder - Mrs. Cole's Confession," Sacramento (California) Daily Union, July 2, 1867, p.1.