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M. Casey
M. Casey

Federal (USV)


Miles Casey

(1827 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 108th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was 35 years old when he enlisted in Rochester, and he mustered in as Corporal, Company K, 108th New York Infantry on 4 August 1862. He was promoted Sergeant, date unknown.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds 30 September 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD, and was probably buried on or near the battlefield. He was reinterred in the National Cemetery during or before 1867. He left a widow Jane and 4 year old son Michael.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as Corporal and Color bearer. Service data from the State of New York2. The photo here and further details kindly provided by GGGGrandaughter Carolyn Kumar.

Birth State: IRELAND    
Death Date: 09/30/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3307]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 34 (for the year 1903), pg. 193  [AotW citation 8960]

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