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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 Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg, his thigh fractured, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds 30 September (or 3 October) 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 & 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.


1827 in IRELAND


09/30/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in 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]