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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III
p111
2231

(Born N. Y.)

John J. Casey

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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John Joseph Caseya

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 15, 1868.

Served in garrison at Ft. Washington, Md., Sep. 30, 1868, to Mar. 24, 1869.

Died, Mar. 24, 1869, at Ft. Washington, Md.: Aged 23.b

Buried, Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY.


Thayer's Notes:

a Lt. Casey's full name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

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b He was shot in the head during a drill, accidentally according to the Register of Deaths in the Regular Army. The man got no worse than he deserved: the comment seems callous, until you read the obituary of his classmate Orsemus Boyd.


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