Dr Manuel Carvallo Causten

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Dr Manuel Carvallo Causten

  • Birth 1841
  • Death 31 Mar 1878 Georgetown, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Memorial ID 7957815

The Evening Star, April 1, 1878
Death of Dr. M.C. Causten Dr. Manuel C. Causten, well-known throughout the District of Columbia, died yesterday afternoon at No. 65 1st street, in the 37th year of his age. The deceased was a son of the late James H.
Causten, who for so many years was the agent here in the presentation of the French spoilation claims. The deceased married young. At the commencement of the late war he was a member of the President’s Mounted Guard—a cavalry company then under the command of the late Col. S.W.
Owen—and entered on the three months campaign. Going to see some of his relatives near the Great Falls, some one betrayed him and he was captured by a small band of confederates. He was taken to Richmond and held as a prisoner for over a year. On being exchanged, and when he
recovered his health, he was commissioned by President Lincoln as a lieutenant in the regular infantry and was soon promoted to a captaincy, but in the second battle of Bull Run he was again captured and taken prisoner, and for over a year he was in Richmond as a prisoner of war, and was then sent to the Salisbury, N.C. prison for exchange.

Military records available now present a somewhat different outline of Captain Causten's Civil War service than in the obituary above. He enlisted in Owen's Company of DC Cavalry on 26 Apr 1861 and served until 19 Jun 1861. On 14 May 1861 he joined Co. E of the 19th United States Infantry with the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Lieutenant Causten was captured by Confederate forces at the Battle of Chickamauga on 20 Sep 1863. He was eventually paroled and returned to his unit. Lt Causten was promoted to Captain on 28 Jul 1864. In February of 1865 he resigned his commission.



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  • Maintained by: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Originally Created by: K M
  • Added: 7 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7957815
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Manuel Carvallo Causten (1841–31 Mar 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7957815, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (contributor 48353502) .