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Confederate (CSV)


William Henderson Caskie

(1834 - 1900)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Richmond "Hampden" (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

A merchant in Richmond before the War, he was appointed Lirutenant in the Hampden Artillery in 1862, promoted to Captain 21 April 1862.

The rest 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 & notes

Biographical information from Krick.1


1834 in 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]