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Lieut Edward Wanton Casey

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Lieut Edward Wanton Casey

Birth
Death
7 Jan 1891 (aged 40)
Burial
North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID
27229762 View Source

Dec. 1, 1850 born at Benecia, Calif., son of Silas and Abby P. Pearce Casey; June 13, 1873 graduated from West Point (34/41) and appointed 2ndlt., 22nd U. S. Infantry Rgt. 1873-1874 frontier duty; 1876-1877 frontier duty; 1879-1880 frontier duty; Jan. 11, 1880 1stlt. 1880-1884 with Tactical Department at West Point; Sept. 1, 1884-Jan. 31, 1887 regimental adjutant; Feb. 27, 1890 brevet 1stlt., U. S. Army for action against Indians at Muddy Creek, Mont. on May 7, 1877; Jan. 7, 1891 murdered by Sioux near Pine Ridge Agency, S. D.

Inscription:
S/O Gen.Silas & Abby Perry Casey
1st Lieut. 22nd US Infantry
Killed while reconnoitering camp of hostile Sioux Indians.
One of the most brillant and beloved officers of the service.

Dec. 1, 1850 born at Benecia, Calif., son of Silas and Abby P. Pearce Casey; June 13, 1873 graduated from West Point (34/41) and appointed 2ndlt., 22nd U. S. Infantry Rgt. 1873-1874 frontier duty; 1876-1877 frontier duty; 1879-1880 frontier duty; Jan. 11, 1880 1stlt. 1880-1884 with Tactical Department at West Point; Sept. 1, 1884-Jan. 31, 1887 regimental adjutant; Feb. 27, 1890 brevet 1stlt., U. S. Army for action against Indians at Muddy Creek, Mont. on May 7, 1877; Jan. 7, 1891 murdered by Sioux near Pine Ridge Agency, S. D.

Inscription:
S/O Gen.Silas & Abby Perry Casey
1st Lieut. 22nd US Infantry
Killed while reconnoitering camp of hostile Sioux Indians.
One of the most brillant and beloved officers of the service.


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  • Created by: CB
  • Added: 31 May 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 27229762
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27229762/edward-wanton-casey: accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Edward Wanton Casey (1 Dec 1850–7 Jan 1891), Find a Grave Memorial ID 27229762, citing Silas Casey Cemetery, North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA; Maintained by CB (contributor 46875046) .