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Captain Edward Casey (?)

PC005.D02.054 (RS13415)

Description

Captain Edward Casey with military uniform with left hand placed over chest beneath jacket.

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Details

Collection Name
Daguerreotypes collection, ca. 1845-1865
Collection Code
PC005
Dates
ca. 1855
Physical Description
1 daguerreotype
Inscriptions
(case) captain edward casey son of genl. silas casey killed by indians
Dimensions
5 1/2x 4 1/4(HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
6 1/4x 4 3/4 (HxW) (inches)
Dimensions
6 1/4x 4 3/4x 3/4(HxWxD) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DagID: 281
GUSN
253757
Reference Code
PC005.D02.054

Record details

Descriptive Terms
costume (mode of fashion)
men (male humans)
military personnel
military uniforms
occupations
portrait format
portraits
sitting
Material Type
daguerreotypes (photographs)
photographs
Location Note
HGO-01-004-A-5 [Drawer 39 in old database]

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Comments

Edward Casey PC005.D02.054 #

AvatarPosted by Melanie Sharp Bolster on January 13, 2012
You are correct. I have the same or very similar picture as well. It is Edward Wanton Casey, youngest son of Silas Casey. Edward was the last white man to be killed in The Indian Wars by Plenty Horses. Edward was going in to see Red Cloud and was shot in the back of his head in the Dakotas. He was brought back to be buried in the family plot at the Casey Farm (Historic N.E. house) in Rhode Island. I have lots more information on this if you would like it. Silas Casey was my great great grandfather.