(1827 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 108th New York Infantry
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 on 30 September (or 3 October) 1862 in a field hospital near Sharpsburg and was buried on the battlefield [map]. He was reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.
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. Wound details from Nelson.3 His memorial is on Findagrave. The photo here and further details kindly provided by GGGGrandaughter Carolyn Kumar and family genealogists.
He married Jane Patterson (b. 1829) in August 1855 and they had a son Michael John Casey (1858-1928).
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]
3 Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 157 [AotW citation 25947]