Capt Davis Eugene Castle

Capt Davis Eugene Castle

Birth
New York, USA
Death 8 Mar 1886 (aged 50)
District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Van Ness, Lot 252 East. Unmarked burial.
Memorial ID 97538582 · View Source
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Age 50 years, 2 months, 12 days. Buried March 10, 1886.

The Davis E. Castle Journals, 1864-1865 are part of the James S. Schoff Civil War Collection Located at the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan. The journals provide information on his service in the Signal Corps of the Army of the Potomac.

The Critic-Record Wednesday, March 10, 1886
The Late Captain Castle
Captain Davies E. Castle, who died early on the morning of the 8th instant, was a gallant officer, serving with the Signal Corps of the Army of the Potomac from January 1862 to August 1864. He was favorably mentioned by his commanding officer for services rendered at the Battle of West Point; was promoted to a Captaincy in the Nineteenth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, September 18, 1862. He was mentioned for gallantry at the Battle of Chancellorsville and at the Battle of Gettysburg he remained at his station when the furious attack was made on the Union centre July 3, after all others were driven away. His commanding officer said of him on this occasion in his official report: His flagman had also left with signal equipments, under the impression that their officer had gone with the rest. Having occasion to send a couple of important messages to the commanding general, Captain C. quickly cut a pole, extemporized a signal flag from a bed sheet procured nearby and sent his dispatches through under a most galling fire. Since the War he had been almost continuously in the civil service of the Government. He leaves two children, a girl [Laura Mason Castle Chadwick (1870-1959)] in her sixteenth year and a boy [William Weed Castle (1876-1956)] somewhat younger.

The Evening Star Tuesday, March 9, 1886
Died
Castle. At 444 H Street Northwest, March 8th, 1886, Captain D.E. Castle of the General Land Office.

Funeral will take place from his late residence, 444 H Street Northwest, tomorrow, at 3:30PM.

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From Roger Post:
His first name appears as Davies in some sources, but most others use Davis, including his military records.


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  • Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 21 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97538582
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Davis Eugene Castle (24 Dec 1835–8 Mar 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97538582, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by SLGMSD (contributor 46825959) .