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Corp William H. Caughey
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1824
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1897
Crawford County
Illinois, USA

William Caughey (spelled Gaughey on tombstone) served in the Civil War from Ohio. He is the son of John & Nancy Caughey. He was enrolled as Corporal in the Civil War on August 21, 1862, in Co. "A", 117th and received a disability discharge from Company A, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Ohio on May 29, 1863 at Covington, Ky. Also, he served as Corporal in Co. "K", 91st Regiment of Ohio Volunteers from November 3, 1863, until June 24, 1865.
A good story Humor in the 1860's

Posted: 05 Mar 2015 02:30 PM PST
Date: August 29, 1863

—"The Southern Confederacy at present is in a bad fix, and reminds us of the story told a number of years ago by a traveler who had been out West. In passing from Vincennes to Lawrenceville, whilst crossing Allison Prairie , the writer says he came to a swamp, which the natives in that region had christened Purgatory. In company with a guide he proceeded to cross this dangerous part, of the road, and when about half way over he saw a hat floating upon the surface of the water, and on reaching out to pick it up, discovered a man's head under it. He remarked to the gentleman that he appeared to be in a bad fix. "Yes," replied the stranger, "but not in half as bad a fix as my mule, which is just under me."

In a few more days the Confederacy will be in the same fix of the mule—every day she is sinking deeper and deeper into an unfathomless purgatory from which the strong arm of insurrection will never be able to raise her." 
Family links: 
  Eliza Ann Caughey (1825 - 1911)
  John M. Caughey (1844 - 1919)*
  Elizabeth Agnes Caughey Young (1847 - 1923)*
  James Franklin Caughey (1849 - 1920)*
  Jane Jennie Caughey Richards (1855 - 1923)*
  Albert E. Caughey (1857 - 1904)*
  Samuel Henry Caughey (1860 - 1921)*
  May G. Caughey Irish (1869 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Robinson Cemetery
Crawford County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Gerald Steffy
Record added: May 01, 2010
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Corporal William H. Caughey served with Company A., 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
 Added: May. 12, 2014

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 Added: Mar. 11, 2014

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