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Federal (USA)

Private

Richard Casey

(? - 1862)

Home State: Unknown

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th United States Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private in Company G, 4th United States Infantry, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot (minie ball) in the left thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD, but died of wounds there on 23 October 1862. He was reinterred from burial in Frederick, MD to the National Cemetery in or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Casualty details from Nelson.2 He's not found by that name in the US Army Registers of Enlistment.

Death

10/23/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3308]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 157  [AotW citation 17150]