Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Capt. Nathaniel P. Gordon” in year 1862, month February, day 21 of Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864:

...of the National troops, who were obliged to retreat to the Fort. McRae's battery of six pieces was captured by the rebels, after a gallant defence in which Capt. McRae was killed.--(Doc. 55.) Capt. Nathaniel P. Gordon , commander of the slave-ship Erie, was executed at New York, according to sentence. About three o'clock in the morning he attempted to commit suicide by swallowing strychnine, which he had conceale...
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