Madison County, Iowa



Data added by transcriber in blue font

Veteran's Name: Sackett, George Cassander

Father: Cassander Sackett
Residence:  Father's nativity: Connecticut
Occupation: Farmer Mother: Henrietta Beach
Date of birth: 29 Dec 1835 Mother's nativity: Ohio
Place of birth: Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio Wife: Emma A. French, born Jackson, Pennsylvania 17 Nov 1841, dau of Alvin Duncan & Caroline (Clark) French
Date of death: 16 Apr 1922 2nd wife: 
Place of death:  3rd wife: 
Place of burial: Winterset Cemetery  
Cause of death: 


  Frank A

  Carrie Youngblood

  Anna Rich

  Ida F

  Ervin G

War record
  Rank: Private Company: C Regiment: 1st
  State: Iowa Organization: Cavalry
  Enlistment date: 14 Jul 1861
  Enlistment age: 25 Residence: Burlington, Iowa
  Mustered out: 
  Discharged: 09 Sep 1864
GAR membership
  Post name: Myers Date joined: 17 Jun 1884
  Post No.: 39 (73) Age at joining: 49
  Place: Greenfield, Adair, Iowa Transfers: Sus. Dec 1888; transferred 14 Oct 1899
  Post name: Pitzer Date joined: Card 06 Jan 1900
  Post No.: 55 (S p55) Age at joining: 64
  Place: Winterset Transfers: 
Sources: Roster Iowa Soldiers; Ex-Soldiers living Ia. 1886: Middle River; Post 55 Desc Book #222 joined transfer age 64; Winterset News 19 Apr 1922

1. Mr. Sackett was wounded 04 Apr 1864 under right eye by a minnie ball - for 30 years 8 months and 9 days he carried this leaden missile but eventually it gave him so much trouble that he had it removed.

2. Page 2 of a letter accompanies the GAR index card (page 1 is missing). The letter has quite a bit of family information. Contact the IAGenWeb Madison County Coordinator for a copy of the letter or view the GAR microfilm at the Iowa State Historical Library.


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 02 Jan 2006.