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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1873

Vol. III

(Born Cal.)

Edward W. Casey​1

(Ap'd La.)


Edward Wanton Casey: Born Dec. 1, 1850, Benicia, CA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1869, to June 13, 1873, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 22d Infantry, June 13, 1873.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sully, Dak., Oct. 9, 1873, to July 4, 1874; in garrison at Ft. Gratiot, Mich., July 9 to Sep. 18, 1874, — New Orleans, La., Sep. 23, 1874, to Apr. 29, 1875 (leave of absence, to May 29, 1875), — Ft. Gratiot, Mich., to June 1, 1876, — and Ft. Wayne, Mich., to July 11, 1876; on frontier duty in Sioux Expedition, Aug. 1‑31, 1876, — on Escort duty, Sep. 11 to Oct. 2, 1876, — and at Camp on Tongue River, Mon., to June 13, 1877; suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania,  p220 July 25 to Oct. 22, 1877; in garrison at Ft. Brady, Mich., Oct. 28, 1877 (leave of absence, May 3 to June 2, and Oct. 10 to Nov. 17, 1878), to May 13, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., to Oct. 4, 1879, — Ute Expedition in Colorado, to Jan. 4, 1884, — and Ft. Clark,

(First Lieut., 22d Infantry, Jan. 11, 1880)

Tex., to July, 1880; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, to Aug. 20, 1884; on leave of absence, to Oct. 20, 1884; as Regimental Adjutant, Sep. 1, 1884, to Jan. 31, 1887; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lewis, Col., Oct. 20, 1884, to May 31, 1888, — and Ft. Keogh, Mon., to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Keogh, Mont., to Jan. 7, 1891.

Killed Jan. 7, 1891, on White River, S. D., by a Sioux Indian: Aged 40.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1891, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Silas Casey Lot, North Kingstown, RI.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Silas Casey, Class of 1826.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Casey's date and place of birth are from his AOG obituary; the date is also given on his tombstone.

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