Henry Casey

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Henry Casey
Born (1837-10-28)October 28, 1837
New Geneva, Pennsylvania
Died May 9, 1919(1919-05-09) (aged 81)
Bloomingburg, Ohio
Buried at Bloomingburg Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Private
Unit Ohio Company C, 20th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Vicksburg
Awards Medal of Honor

Private Henry Casey (October 28, 1837 to May 9, 1919) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Casey received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi on 22 April 1863. He was honored with the award on 23 September 1897.[1][2][3]


Casey was born in New Geneva, Pennsylvania on 28 October 1837. He enlisted into the 20th Ohio Infantry. He died on 9 May 1919 and his remains are interred at the Bloomingburg Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Voluntarily served as one of the crew of a transport that passed the forts under a heavy fire.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Henry Casey". Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 28 November 2013.