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Gen John Breckinridge Castleman
Birth: Jun. 30, 1841
Lexington
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 23, 1918
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Civil War and Spanish-American War figure. In 1864 he participated in the Northwest Conspiracy, a failed attempt to free Confederate prisoners of war from Camp Douglas near Chicago. Led guerrilla force to burn supply boats at St. Louis wharf. He was captured in Indiana in 1864 and was sentenced to death and spared only at the personal intercession of president Abraham Lincoln. After Lincoln's assasination, Castleman was deported to France, returning to Louisville, Kentucky in late 1866 after a pardon from president Andrew Johnson. In 1878, he revived the Louisville Legion of the Kentucky Militia. Appointed adjutant general of Kentucky in 1883. In 1898, Castleman led the 1st Kentucky Volunteer Militia in the invasion of Puerto Rico during the Spanish-American War. He later served as the islands military governor.  (bio by: Mike Maloney) 
 
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 Parents:
  David Castleman (1786 - 1852)
  Virginia H Harrison Castleman (1806 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Osmond Barbee Castleman (1842 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  David Castleman (1869 - 1911)*
  Elsie Castleman Railey (1871 - 1938)*
  Breckinridge Castleman (1874 - 1912)*
  Kenneth Galleher Castleman (1876 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Cabell Castleman Tandy (1825 - 1890)*
  Virginia Castleman Breckinridge (1827 - 1903)*
  Lewis Castleman (1829 - 1905)*
  Robert Harrison Castleman (1831 - 1852)*
  David Castleman (1834 - 1907)*
  Mary Ann Castleman Webb (1836 - 1902)**
  John Breckinridge Castleman (1841 - 1918)
  Humphreys Castleman (1843 - 1907)*
  Fannie Castleman Eastin (1844 - 1912)*
  Sarah Belle Castleman Carroll (1846 - 1913)*
  George A Castleman (1847 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: SECTION O Lot 95
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mike Maloney
Record added: Nov 19, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6940344
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For services rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 23, 2016

- James Snow
 Added: May. 23, 2015
Your distinguished service to the South and to our country is remembered by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
- Spanish American War
 Added: Mar. 19, 2015
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