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Second Lieutenant

John J Carter

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Organization:    Company B, 33d New York Infantry
Entered Service:   Nunda, N.Y.
Birth:   16 June 1842, Westport, Ireland
Date Medal Issued:   10 September 1897.

Date of Action:   17 September 1862.
Place of Action:   Antietam, Md.

While in command of a detached company, seeing his regiment thrown into confusion by a charge of the enemy, without orders made a countercharge upon the attacking column and checked the assault. Penetrated within the enemy's lines at night and obtained valuable information.
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US Army Medal of Honor, 1865
More about this award:   The medal citation had erroneously listed his place of birth as Troy, NY - probably his earliest residence in the US on immigration in about 1845.

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