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Federal (USV)

Captain

Christian Smith Carmack

(1830 - 1899)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 88th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

As a very young man he had served in the Mexican War as a Private, Company E, 3rd US Infantry. He mustered into service as the Captain of Company E, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry on 5 November 1861, which he had helped organize.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the abdomen in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Lyceum Hall Hospital, Hagerstown, MD, and discharged for wounds on 30 December 1862.

After the War

He was superintendent of puddling at the Phoenixville Iron Works and a Methodist preacher in Phoenixville, PA.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1, who has him only as C. S. Carmack. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database. Casualty details from Nelson.2 Personal information from John Woolf Jordan's A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Its People (Vol. III, 1914). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1830 in MD

Death

04/07/1899 Port Providence, PA; burial in Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville, PA

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11817]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 155  [AotW citation 17097]