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Capt Christopher Columbus "Cap" Casey
Birth: Jul. 10, 1827
Roane County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1898
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA

During the Civil War, Captain Casey was the commander of Company A, 2nd Ark. Infantry Volunteers, which he organized. His first baptism under fire, however, came as a meer teenage-volunteer-infantryman during the Mexican War. A time when he marched afoot between his home state of Arkansas and Mexico, both ways.

C.C. Casey married Miss Kisiah Wright of Perry County, Tennessee, in Johnson County, Arkansas on 11 November 1847, when they were both 20 years of age.

During the Civil War, when living in a Confederate state became a liability for his family, he moved to southwest Missouri for the duration of hostilities. While in Missouri, he owned a farm at or near Bradleyville, and was elected to the post of county judge. He participated in several campaigns during the war, including the defense of Little Rock. His unit, locally known as the 'Mountain Feds' also escorted civilian refugees from Arkansas to Missouri. During the only major skirmish within Johnson County, Arkansas during the war, Pvt. George Chronister and a Kansas lieutenant from Capt. Casey's outfit lost their lives.

"Cap" Casey, a lifelong Republican and also a member of the Grand Army of the Rupublic.

SACs: Auto SAC of 'Sr' to name accepted then denied on 23 Apr 2015.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Turner Casey (1805 - 1878)
  Sarah Clark Casey (1803 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Kisiah Wright Casey (1827 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Maria "Louisa" Casey (1848 - 1868)*
  John Turner Casey (1851 - 1921)*
  Benjamin Franklin Casey (1852 - 1908)*
  Sarah Ann Casey DeGraff (1855 - 1943)*
  Christopher Columbus Casey (1857 - 1934)*
  Bartholomew Abner Casey (1858 - 1931)*
  Thomas Benton Casey (1860 - 1949)*
  James Monroe Casey (1866 - 1895)*
  Kissia E. (Emmer) Casey (1867 - 1882)*
  Andrew Jackson Casey (1869 - 1947)*
  Martha Ellen Casey Drewry (1873 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Louise Casey Stewart (1824 - 1905)*
  Christopher Columbus Casey (1827 - 1898)
  Martha Casey Acord Carden (1837 - 1899)*
  Belvyryta Casey Stewart (1841 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CAPT. / C. C. CASEY / CO. A. / 2ND ARK. INF.
 
Burial:
Witts Springs Cemetery
Witts Springs
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Mike Casey
Originally Created by: nancy weaver
Record added: Aug 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28902326
Capt Christopher Columbus Cap Casey
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Capt Christopher Columbus Cap Casey
Added by: Wayne Goates
 
Capt Christopher Columbus Cap Casey
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Thanks this Christmas day.
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 25, 2014
Thanks GG-Grandad
- Mike Casey
 Added: Nov. 27, 2014
Rest In Peace - 3rd Great Grandfather
- Michael Burlison
 Added: Nov. 1, 2014
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