[ Medal of Honor Citation ]
John J Carter[more about him]
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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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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