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Silas Casey
Birth: Jul. 12, 1807
Death: Jan. 22, 1882

Civil War Union Major General. Born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, he began his military graduating from West Point in 1826, as Lieutenant in the 2nd US Infantry. He served in the Seminole War and was decorated for gallantry in the Mexican War. At the start of the Civil War, he was a member of an officer's board and wrote the revised tactics manual for the Infantry. His new published manual was used by thousands of volunteer officers in the Union Army and even influenced Confederate tactics. Promoted Brigadier General, he served in only one field action during the Peninsula Campaign. In May 1862, he was promoted Major General, spending the rest of the war as an administrator and commanded a provisional brigade in the defenses of Washington, D.C. After the war, he served with the 4th US Infantry until he retired from the Regular Army in 1868. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Wanton Casey (1760 - 1842)
  Elizabeth Goodale Casey (1773 - 1830)
 
 Spouse:
  Abby Perry Pearce Casey (1813 - 1862)*
 
 Children:
  Frederick Cummings Casey (____ - 1834)*
  Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831 - 1896)*
  Abby Pearce Casey Hunt (1838 - 1886)*
  Silas Casey (1841 - 1913)*
  Elizabeth Goodale Casey Scott (1844 - 1912)*
  Edward Wanton Casey (1850 - 1891)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Casey (1798 - 1869)*
  Louisa Casey (1801 - 1859)*
  Silas Casey (1807 - 1882)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Silas Casey Lot
North Kingstown
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
Your manual for infantry tactics was widely used by the Northern Soldier during the American Civil War. May rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014

- Tom A. Hawk
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014
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