Gen. William Spencer McCaskey, (USA)

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Gen. William Spencer McCaskey, (USA)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: August 10, 1914 (70)
Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, United States
Place of Burial: San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William McCaskey and Margaret Eckert McCaskey
Husband of Elenor McCaskey
Father of Margaret Myler Chapman
Brother of John Piersol McCaskey; Joseph Barr McCaskey; Catherine Wilson Marshall; Cyrus Davis McCaskey; Charles L McCaskey and 2 others

Occupation: US Army, Major General
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About Gen. William Spencer McCaskey, (USA)

  • Census: 1850 - Lower Leacock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Census: 1860 - N West Ward Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

The gravestone for William Spencer McCaskey in Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is a cenotaph. William Spencer McCaskey was buried in the San Francisco National Cemetery. See Memorial 9206196. Source: U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Form.* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Aug 1 2020, 22:26:14 UTC

United States Army General. He was said to be, "the last surviving officer and the last man in the regular army who bore a musket or held a commission in the Civil War”. While he was commander of Fort Lincoln, he told Mrs. George Armstrong Custer of the massacre of her husband and his troops at the Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876.

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Gen. William Spencer McCaskey, (USA)'s Timeline

1843
October 2, 1843
Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1869
March 31, 1869
Fort Sully, SD, United States
1914
August 10, 1914
Age 70
Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, United States
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San Francisco, San Francisco County, California, United States