CASEY, DAVID - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, Company C, 25th Massachusetts Infantry.
Place and date:   At Cold Harbor, Va., 3 June 1864.

Entered service at:   Northbridge, Mass.

Birth:   Ireland.

Date of issue:   14 September 1888.

Citation:   Two color bearers having been shot dead one after the other, the last one far in advance of his regiment and close to the enemy's line, this soldier rushed forward, and, under a galling fire, after removing the dead body of the bearer therefrom, secured the flag and returned with it to the Union lines.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)