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William Spencer McCaskey
Birth: Oct. 2, 1843
Death: Aug. 10, 1914

United States Army General. He was said to be, "the last surviving officer and the last man in the regular army who bore a musket or held a commission in the Civil War”. While he was commander of Fort Lincoln, he told Mrs. George Armstrong Custer of the massacre of her husband and his troops at the Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876. (bio by: Rich H.) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Garrison McCaskey (1847 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Myler McCaskey Chapman (1869 - 1936)*
  Hiram Dryer McCaskey (1871 - 1936)*
  Garrison McCaskey (1873 - 1926)*
  Douglas McCaskey (1875 - 1932)*
  Charles Irving McCaskey (1877 - 1954)*
  Eleanor McCaskey Conklin (1881 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Major General U. S. A."
 
Note: h/o Eleanor (Garrison) McCaskey
 
Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: OS, Row 71, Site 5
GPS (lat/lon): 37.79957, -122.46374
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Rich H.
Record added: Jul 31, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9206196
William Spencer McCaskey
Added by: John Hartley
 
William Spencer McCaskey
Added by: Rich H.
 
William Spencer McCaskey
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Rest In Peace, General McCaskey!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Nov. 15, 2015
General Rest in peace.
- Elsie Celestino
 Added: May. 3, 2015

- David Wend
 Added: Oct. 2, 2014
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