Samuel B Castle


BirthOct. 28, 1849
DeathDec. 14, 1932
CemeteryLincoln Memorial (Lincoln)
PostFarragut (Lincoln)
Unit128th Indiana Infantry, Company G

Private Samuel B Castle

Company G, 128th Indiana Infantry

Castle was born in Logansport (Cass County), Indiana on October 28, 1849. He was residing in Logansport when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on January 12, 1864. There is a possibility that his date of birth is incorrect. Based on the October 1849 date of birth, he would have been 14 years old at the time of his enlistment. He served 2 years and 2 months and was discharged on April 10, 1866.

The 128th Indiana Infantry was organized at Michigan City, Indiana between December 15, 1863 and March 7, 1864. The unit was mustered in on March 18, 1864. The unit was involved in several major battles and military campaigns. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Operations against General Hood (GA/AL) (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (March 1-April 26, 1865).

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

Castle died on December 14, 1932 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the Lincoln Memorial Park in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Castle was a member of the Farragut Post (#25) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Lincoln.

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


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