★ ★  Casey, Silas

Silas Casey

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Born: July 12, 1807

Birthplace: East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Father: Wanton Casey 1760 – 1842
(Buried: Silas Casey Cemetery, North Kingstown, Rhode Island)​

Mother: Elizabeth Goodale 1773 – 1830
(Buried: Silas Casey Cemetery, North Kingstown, Rhode Island)​

1st Wife: Abby Perry Pearce 1813 – 1862
(Buried: Silas Casey Cemetery, North Kingstown, Rhode Island)​

2nd Wife: Florida White Gordon 1841 – 1898
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York)​

Children:

Brig. General Thomas Lincoln Casey 1831 – 1896​
(Buried: Silas Casey Cemetery North Kingstown Rhode Island)​
Frederick Cummings Casey 1833 – 1834​
(Buried: Silas Casey Cemetery North Kingstown Rhode Island)​
Abby Pearce Casey Hunt 1838 – 1886​
(Buried: Silas Casey Cemetery North Kingstown Rhode Island)​
Rear Admiral Silas Casey Jr. 1841 – 1913​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery Arlington Virginia)​
Elizabeth Goodale Casey Scott 1844 – 1912​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery Washington D.C.)​
Lt. Edward Wanton Casey 1850 – 1891​
(Buried: Silas Casey Cemetery North Kingstown Rhode Island)​
Julia Clifford Casey Bloodgood 1865 – 1911​
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Bronx New York)​

Education:
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1826: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (39th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1826: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 7th Infantry Regiment​
1826 – 1836: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1826 – 1829: Frontier Duty at Fort Towson, Indian Territory​
1829 – 1832: Garrison Duty at Sackett’s Harbor, New York​
1836 – 1839: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1837 – 1841: Served in the Seminole War in Florida​
1839 – 1855: Captain United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1847: Brevetted Major for Gallantry in two Mexican War Battles​
1847: Wounded during storming of Chapultepec, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry at Chapultepec, Mexico​
1848 – 1849: Served on the Voyage to California​
1851 – 1852: Served on Expedition to Coquille River, Oregon​
1852 – 1854: Recruiter for United States Army​
1854 – 1855: Member of U.S. Army Board of Officers​
1854: Member of Board for Dragon manual and for Colt Revolver​
1854 – 1855: Member of Board for Breechloading Arms​
1855 – 1861: Lt. Colonel United States Army, 9th Infantry Regiment​
1855: Member of Board to revise Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics​
1856 – 1857: U.S. Army Commander of Puget Sound District Wash.​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1861 – 1862: Organizer of Volunteers in Washington, D.C.​
1861 – 1868: Colonel United States Army 4th Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia​
1862: Brevetted Brigadier General for Gallantry at Fair Oaks, Virginia​
1862: Union Army Commander of White House, Virginia​
1862 – 1863: Provisional Brigade Commander in Washington, D.C.​
1862 – 1865: Major General of Union Army Volunteers​
1863 – 1865: President for Examination of officers for Colored Regts.​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army on August 24th

Occupation after War:

1861 – 1868: Colonel, United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment
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1865 – 1867: Regimental Commander in Detroit and Fort Wayne, Michigan​
1867: U.S. Army Commissioner to Examine War Claims of Ohio​
1868: Member of the Court of inquiry in United States Army​
1868 – 1869: Member of U.S. Army Retiring Board in New York​
1868: Retired from Active Service in U.S. Army on July 8th

Died: January 22, 1882

Place of Death: Brooklyn, New York

Cause of Death: Failure of his digestive System

Age at time of Death: 75 years old

Burial Place: Silas Casey Cemetery, North Kingstown, Rhode Island
 
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jackt62

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Didn't General McClellan throw Casey "under the bus" by blaming him for the initial rout of his IV Corps division at the battle of Seven Pines?
 
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