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James I Casey
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Birth: 1817
County Kerry, Ireland
Death: Oct. 8, 1885
Orleans County
New York, USA

Arrived in the U.S. on 21SEP1835 aboard the SS John Jay from Liverpool, England.

Occupation: Laborer

III Army Corps
2nd Division
2nd Brigade (Excelsior Brigade)
70th N.Y. Infantry Regiment
"1st Excelsior Regiment"
Company K

Enlisted 20APR1861 in Newark, N.J. to serve three (3) years. Mustered in as Private, Co. K 21JUN1861. Transferred to 73rd Infantry (4th Excelsior) 10JAN1862.

Discharged for disability 05JUN1862 at Buds Ferry, M.D.
Pension paperwork has discharge date of 10JUN1862.

It is believed this disability is from wounds sustained at either the Siege of Yorktown or Battle of Williamsburg (VA). These conflicts occurred around March - April 1862.

Co. K, 70th Infantry Brigade was recruited by GEN. Daniel E. Sickels and mustered in 06OCT1861 and mustered out on 07JUL1864 under the command of COL. J. Egbert Farnum.

The Excelsior Brigade was made up of N.Y. Volunteer Regiments 70 thru 74.

This Brigade saw combat with Confederate forces in such places as:
Gettysburg, PA
The Battle of Williamsburg, VA.
Bristoe Station
Seige of Yorktown
Bull Run
Fredericksburg, VA
The "Mud March"
Chancellorsville, VA
Kelly's Ford
and the Mine Run Campaign

The 1880 Federal Census has him listed as a 63 year old widower and resident (pauper) of the Alms Poor House on County House Road, Albion. Those buried at the Poor House cemetery are marked by a small slab of Medina Sandstone with only a number carved into it. No records remain of those interred names and their corresponding number. It is fortunate for James that he received a military grave marker and buried at this cemetery. 
Note: Birth year provided by cemetery records.
Saint Josephs Cemetery
Orleans County
New York, USA
Plot: North East Section
Created by: Mike Schreiner
Record added: Apr 01, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107649508
James I Casey
Added by: Mike Schreiner
James I Casey
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Added by: Bill VanStone
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Thank you for your service in keeping your adopted homeland whole. Rest peacefully in God's care.
- Mike Schreiner
 Added: May. 12, 2013

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