Daniel Carey

BirthApril 19, 1842
DeathDec. 15, 1937
CemeteryRose Hill (Hebron)
PostMorton (Hebron)
Unit88th Ohio Infantry, Company F

Corporal Daniel Carey

Company B, 60th Ohio Infantry

Company F, 88th Ohio Infantry

Carey was born in Hillsborough, Ohio on April 19, 1842. He enlisted and was mustered in the 60th Ohio Infantry on August 6, 1862. Carey served about 2 months with the regiment. He was mustered out on November 10, 1862 at Camp Douglas, Illinois.

Carey re-entered the military on June 22, 1863 as a corporal in the 88th Ohio Infantry. He enlisted as a corporal and was mustered in the unit on July 29, 1863. Corporal Carey served nearly 2 years and was mustered out on July 3, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.

The 60th Ohio Infantry was organized at Gallipolis, Ohio and assigned to Virginia. On September 15, 1862 the 60th Ohio Infantry was part of over 12,000 Union soldiers which were captured at Harper’s Ferry. They were paroled as prisoners of war on September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Maryland. They were eventually sent to Camp Douglas, Illinois and mustered out on November 10, 1862.

The 88th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase (Columbus), Ohio on October 27, 1862. The unit stayed at that location until it was mustered out on July 3, 1865.

Carey died on December 15, 1937 at the age of 95 years and is buried in the Rosehill Cemetery in Hebron (Thayer County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Morton Post (#17) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Hebron.

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