(1838 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 31st Virginia Infantry
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