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Conflict Period:
Civil War (Union) 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Private 1
Birth:
OCT 1841 2
1841 2
Pennsylvania 1
Death:
29 Apr 1908 2
Allegeheny County, Pennsylvania 2
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Full Name:
Casper R Carlisle 1
Birth:
OCT 1841 2
1841 3
Pennsylvania 1
Male 2
PARENTS: F-RICHARD , M-MARY ANN (HAWES) N 2
Death:
29 Apr 1908 3
Allegeheny County, Pennsylvania 3
Burial:
ALLEGENY CO. , PA. 2
MT. LEBANON CEM. 2
SITE: SEC 317 2
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Marriage:
MARGARET 2
1869 2
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Civil War (Union) 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Private 1
Enlistment Location:
Pennsylvania 1
Date:
02 Jul 1863 1
Location:
At Gettysburg, Pa 1
MEDAL OF HONOR:
21 DEC 1892 4
Military Unit:
Company F, Independent Pennsylvania Light Artillery 1

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Saved a gun of his battery under heavy musketry fire, most of the horses being killed and the drivers wounded.

CARLISLE, CASPER R.: Born 1841 in Bakerstown, Richland Twp., Private, Company F, Independent Pennsylvania Light Artillery (Hampton's Battery, so named for Captain Robert P. Hampton, killed at Chancellorsville, Va. on May 3, 1863) Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Citation given: 21 December 1892. Saved a 1,000 pound, 3 inch cannon of his battery under heavy musketry fire, most of the horses being killed and the drivers wounded. He and a comrade managed to get the gun to the safety of the Trostle Farm Barn. The medal was requested by several of Carlisle's comrades at their 1888 reunion, and this effort was supported by the official report of his Commanding Officer, Captain James Thompson. Casper Carlisle was a member of the Lt. James Lysle GAR Post 128 at 128 Federal Street on Pittsburgh's North Side, and he died on April 29, 1908, at the age of 67. Carlisle is buried in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Section 317; in 1991, Joe Pulgini and Wes Slusher (Co-authors of "Allegheny County Medal of Honor Recipients") obtained a suitable headstone for the site. A monument to his artillery company, dedicated on May 29, 1871, still stands on Cedar Avenue on the North Side of Pittsburgh. Carlisle lived in several Pittsburgh locations, among them on Bedford Avenue, and on Reed and Mercer Streets in the Hill section. 

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