John Cassady

BirthJan. 29, 1846
DeathJune 19, 1932
CemeteryWyuka (Lincoln)
PostMix (Humbolt)
Unit3rd Kentucky Infantry, Company E

Private John Cassady

Company E, 3rd Kentucky Infantry

Cassady (also spelled Cassedy) was born in Kentucky on January 29, 1845. He enlisted in the regiment at Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky on August 17, 1861. He was mustered on October 8, 1861. Cassady served a 3 years enlistment. He was mustered out on October 13, 1864 at Louisville, Kentucky.

The 3rd Kentucky Infantry was organized at Camp Dick Robinson on October 8, 1861. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Siege of Corinth (MS) (April 29-May 30, 1862).

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30, 1862-January 3, 1863). Regimental losses were 14 killed and 13 wounded.

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). Regimental losses were 15 killed, 16 wounded, 8 captured, and 11 missing.

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May-September 1864).

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

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

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

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

Cassady died on June 19, 1932 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Cassady was a member of the Mix Post (#66) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Humboldt, Nebraska.

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