Lewis C Caley

BirthJuly 12, 1848
DeathJan. 2, 1928
CemeteryFilley (Filley)
PostWallace (Filley)
Unit43rd Wisconsin Infantry, Company B

Private Lewis C Caley

Company B, 43rd Wisconsin Infantry

Caley was born in Wisconsin on July 12, 1848. He was living in Hurricane (Grant County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 31, 1864. Caley enlisted as a 16 year old and served about 10 months. He was mustered out on June 24, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

The 43rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Madison between August 8 and September 30, 1864. It was moved to Tennessee and performed guard duty on the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad.

Caley died on January 2, 1928 at the age of 79 years. He is buried in the Filley Cemetery in Filley (Gage County), Nebraska. He was a charter member and the last member of the Wallace Post (#277) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Filley. In addition, he was a member of the Rawlins Post (#35) of the GAR in Beatrice.

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