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Silas Casey

  • Birth 12 Jul 1807 East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death 22 Jan 1882 Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
  • Burial North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 5893983

Civil War Union Major General. Born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, he began his military graduating from West Point in 1826, as Lieutenant in the 2nd US Infantry. He served in the Seminole War and was decorated for gallantry in the Mexican War. At the start of the Civil War, he was a member of an officer's board and wrote the revised tactics manual for the Infantry. His new published manual was used by thousands of volunteer officers in the Union Army and even influenced Confederate tactics. Promoted Brigadier General, he served in only one field action during the Peninsula Campaign. In May 1862, he was promoted Major General, spending the rest of the war as an administrator and commanded a provisional brigade in the defenses of Washington, D.C. After the war, he served with the 4th US Infantry until he retired from the Regular Army in 1868.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 26 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5893983
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Silas Casey (12 Jul 1807–22 Jan 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5893983, citing Silas Casey Lot, North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .