|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1836|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1862|
Burial memorial #9901786
Maj. Alexander Casseday, born 1835-1836, is the son of Samuel Casseday and Eliza McFarland. He married Nannie Craik on 29 April 1858 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Major Alexander Casseday was on Gen. Buckner's Staff at Fort Donelson where he was taken prisoner on the 16 February 1862. He was received 1 March 1862 at Camp Chase but on March 20, 1862 he was granted parole by Colonel Moody the commander at Camp Chase at the time. The reason for his parole was for medical treatment in Columbus, Ohio. The parole was granted but he died in Columbus the very next day, 21 March 1862 of pneumonia.
His father and wife were allowed to bring him home in Louisville, Kentucky for burial. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky, section B, lot 75. This man is NOT BURIED AT CAMP CHASE CONFEDERATE CEMETERY, although he has a headstone. There are many errors that were made when headstones were ordered for Camp Chase. The question is who is buried in his grave.
Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979
marriage: 29 Apr 1858 —Louisville, Kentucky
spouse: Nannie Craik
record title: Kentucky Marriages, 1785-1979
groom's name: Alex Casseday
bride's name: Nannie Craik
marriage date: 29 Apr 1858
marriage place: Louisville, Kentucky
(special thanks to Dennis Brooke for his contributions to the above information) Major Casseday was the highest ranking Confederate Prisoner to die at Camp Chase.
Nannie Craik Casseday (1835 - 1896)
Morton Morris Casseday*
Alexander Johnson Casseday (1862 - 1908)*
Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery
Plot: Cenotaph - grave #2068
Created by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
Record added: May 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90518344