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John Casey

Before the war

He was born in 1820/21 (3 (40 in 1861)).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 27 December 1861 (1, 3). He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was mustered in as a private, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3). He was a private in company D (1, 5).

He deserted in the field, in Virginia, on 1 July 1863 (1, 3). He was a private, in company D (5).

On 28 July 1863, he was reported as having been dropped because he was missing in the campaign (probably after 11 June 1863) (2).

After the war

He was buried in St Mary's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4).

In 1891, Gross Brothers provided a government headstone for his grave (4).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (John Casey)

2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 28 July 1863 (Private Casey)

3 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 15 July 2004 (John Casey)

4 Headstones provided for deceased Union Civil War veterans 1879-1903 (John Casey)

5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Casey)

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[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 19 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Casey. John
Co. D, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Headstone

[Headstones provided for deceased Union Civil War veterans 1879-1903]
[transcribed 13 February 2012, from Ancestry]

Casey John
Pvt Co D", 91" Regt. Pa Infy
Cemetery St Marys at Phil Pa
Grave [blank]
Date of Death -
Headstone supplied by
Gross Brothers
[illegible]
Contract dated
[illegible] 1891

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