Photo of Sgt. Russell M. Cassady, Co. G, Ninth Georgia Infantry Regiment, CSA (taken circa 1861)




Image is courtesy of Sarah Campbell Drury of Case Antiques, Inc.
Used with permission. Thank you, Sarah.

As his name appears in Lillian Henderson's "Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865":
Cassady, Russell M. 4th Sergeant June 12, 1861 . Appointed 1st Sergeant. Wounded, date and place unknown. Died in Lynchburg, Va. hospital in 1865 .
Note: Sgt. Cassaday did not die at the hospital, but home in Walker County on 19 Dec., 1874


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