Indiana McCaslins

David A McCaslinAge: 22 years18421864

Name
David A McCaslin
Birth about 1842 41 38
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Carr (Kerr)
March 15, 1842
Burial of a maternal grandfatherJames Carr (Kerr)
after March 15, 1842
Source: Find a Grave
Note: McCaslin Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 31624387
Death of a paternal grandmotherElisabeth Wilson
September 20, 1846 (Age 4 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherElisabeth Wilson
after September 20, 1846 (Age 4 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: McCaslin Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31625277)
Census 1850 (Age 8 years)
Census 1860 (Age 18 years)
Death March 1, 1864 (Age 22 years)
Note: died in Military Hospital
Burial after March 1, 1864
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery. His tombstone says Company I, 18th Indiana Infantry.
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mother
Marriage: June 17, 1823, Scott, Indiana
2 years
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4 years
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elder sister
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elder sister
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David A McCaslin
Birth: about 1842 41 38Indiana
Death: March 1, 1864Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
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Marriage: September 26, 1867, Johnson, Indiana

Birth1850 US Federal Census
Census1850 US Federal Census
Census1860 US Federal Census
DeathCivil War Service complete record - David A McCaslin
Death

died in Military Hospital

Burial

Greenlawn Cemetery. His tombstone says Company I, 18th Indiana Infantry.

Shared note

The 1850 Federal Census for Franklin Township, Johnson County, Indiana, lists the names of James and Elizabeths children and a granddaughter who are living in their household. They are Margaret McCaslin Stewart (age 24), Mary Ann (age 22), Elizabeth (age 19), Louisa (age 18), James W (age 16), John C (age 11), Lucy E (age 10), David (age 8) and Florence C Stewart (Margarets daughter, age 8 months). Although James W is listed as a farmer at age 16, he has been attending school along with his brothers, John and David, and sister, Lucy. James farm is near his brother Alexanders farm as their information is recorded on the same census page. James has property worth $2,000.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, James McCaslin is a 60-year-old farmer with $6,400 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property. In his household are his 55-year-old wife, Elizabeth, his sons, James W (age 24), John C (age 23) and David A (age 17) and his daughter, Lucy E (age 19). James W and John Cs ages are not what would be expected from the 1850 census. Margaret, her daughter Florence, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Louisa are no longer in James Srs household.

On 29 July 1861, David McCaslin enlisted at Indianapolis as a Private in Company C, 18th Regiment Indiana Infantry for a period of three years. He was sick September and October 1861 at Jefferson City and had his pay ($15.53) stopped. He was healthy and on the rolls of his unit from November 1861 to February 1863. The Regiment saw action at Shawnee Mound on the Blackwater River and captured 1,300 prisoners on December 18, 1861. During January and February 1862, the Regiment pursued CSA General Sterling Price to Cassville, Arkansas. The Regiments next major battle was the Battle of Pea Ridge in Arkansas March 6-8, 1862. On the 6th, their company attacked and saved a Union brigade from being captured. The regiment recaptured guns of the Peoria Artillery. On the next day, in the battle near Elkhorn Tavern, the advance of the regiment resulted in turning the Confederate's left flank and compelled the abandonment of the field of battle. The Regiment was at Sulphur Rock until May when they marched to Helena, Arkansas, where the regiment stayed until October 1862. The Regiment then operated in southwest Missouri until March 5, 1863 when it went to Millikens Bend, Louisiana. It was transferred to General Grant's army. They fought in the Battle of Port Gibson Mississippi on May 1, the Battle of Champion's Hill May 16, and Big Black River Bridge May 17, 1863. They noved to Helena, Ark., March 5, then to Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, and duty there until April. The next move was on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30, 1863. The regiment fought in the Battle of Port Gibson on May 1, the Battle of Champion's Hill on May 16.the Big Black River Bridge May 17, the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, May 18-July 4. Next were assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22, an advance on Jackson, Mississippi July 4-10 and the Siege of Jackson July 10-17. The Regiment was on duty at Vicksburg until August 20 and then ordered to New Orleans, Louisiana August 20. David was sent to the hospital at New Orleans on 22 August 1863, stayed there for September and October and then was furloughed home on 23 November for sixty days. He wound up in the hospital at Indianapolis where he died on 1 March 1864. He survived all the fighting to be killed by disease. The 18th Indiana Infantry Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 68 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 204.

David is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana Greenlawn Cemetery. His tombstone says Company I, 18th Indiana Infantry.