William Henderson Caskie(1834 - 1900)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Richmond "Hampden" (VA) Artillery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A merchant in Richmond before the War, he was appointed Lirutenant in the Hampden Artillery in 1862, promoted to Captain 21 April 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He continued to lead his battery in action from Fredericksburg to Gettysburg. He was appointed to Moseley's Artillery Battalion as Major, ranking from 9 April 1864, and served until War's end.
After the War:
He was an actor and painter, and later cartoonist for the Austin Texas Siftings magazine after 1881. HIs wife was the former Mary Augusta Ambler, reportedly grand-niece of Thomas Jefferson.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical information from Krick.1
|Birth State: VA |
1 Krick, Robert K., Lee's Colonels: A Biographical Register of the Field Officers of the Army of Northern Virginia, Dayton (Oh): Morningside Press, 1979, pg. 77 [AotW citation 564]
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