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Confederate (CSV)


Manley Charles Casto

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 31st Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company I, 31st Virginia Infantry, date not given. He was sick in CSA Hospitals in Winchester and at Mt. Jackson, VA in May and June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of dysentery on 20 (or 15) October 1862 at the US Army hospital at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3; also seen as Caston and Castow. Personal details from family genealogists. Thanks to Ralph Parmenter Bennett for the pointer to Private Casto.

He married Ruhama Yoke (1841-) in March 1859 and they had 2 or 3 children.

His brothers Luther, Asahel, and Gideon were also members of Company I.


12/24/1838; Lewis County, VA


10/20/1862; Harrisburg, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27917]