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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
Larry Purtell
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E-8 Master Sergeant

Posts: 705

John O. Casler-Stonewall brigade
Posted on: 10/30/2018 9:22:37 AM
A colorful member no doubt.

Residence Frederick County VA; 26 years old.

Enlisted on 6/6/1861 at Frederick County, VA as a Private.

On 6/19/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. VA 33rd Infantry
He was transferred out on 1/5/1865

On 1/5/1865 he transferred into "D" Co. VA 11th Cavalry
(date and method of discharge not given)

He was listed as:
Absent, sick 2/15/1862 (place not stated) (Estimated day)
Absent without leave 11/15/1862 (place not stated) (Estimated day)
Returned 12/15/1862 (place not stated) (Estimated day)
Absent, sick 8/15/1864 (place not stated) (Estimated day)
Returned 1/15/1865 (place not stated) (Estimated day)
POW 2/5/1865 Moorefield, Hardy County, WV
Confined 2/8/1865 Fort McHenry, MD ("Guerilla, not to be exchanged")
Oath Allegiance 5/5/1865 Fort McHenry, MD (Released)

He was described at enlistment as:
5' 6.0", light complexion, gray eyes, black hair

Other Information:
born 12/1/1838 in Frederick County, VA
died 1/8/1926 in Oklahoma City, OK
Buried: Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK

Married Martha E. Baugh in November, 1866)

After the War he lived in Grayson Co., TX & Oklahoma City, OK

Moved to Cass County, MO in 1859, returned to VA in Spring of 1861.

Postwar resident of Rockingham Co, VA. Moved to Grayson Co, TX
in 1877. Living in Oklahoma City, OK in 1889. Moved to Sherman, TX
in 1905.

Entered Confederate Home, Ardmore, OK Jan 1903. Dismissed
Mar 19, 1903 for bringing liquor into the home, drunk and cursing
the Commandant. Apparently later re-entered the home.
"My goal is to live forever. So far, so good.

Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major

Posts: 4759

Re: John O. Casler-Stonewall brigade
Posted on: 10/30/2018 11:58:04 AM
Boy Larry,

Imagine what kind of stories this Confederate soldier could tell about Stonewall Jackson!?

"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."

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