George Caswell


BirthJuly 14, 1846
DeathApril 11, 1933
CemeteryFullerton (Fullerton)
PostBuford (Central City)
Unit59th Indiana Infantry, Company H

Private George Caswell

Company H, 59th Indiana Infantry

Caswell was born in Panton (Addison County), Vermont on July 14, 1846. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on February 14, 1865. Caswell was a substitute for another soldier. He served about 5 months before being mustered out on July 16, 1865.

He joined the regiment in the final stages of the War. He would have joined the unit during the Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865). For the balance of his enlistment, the regiment was part of the following action:

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1864).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Caswell died on April 11, 1933 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Fullerton Cemetery in Fullerton (Nnnce County), Nebraska. Caswell was a member of the Buford Post (#23) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Central City, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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