Henry Clay Carter(1841 - 1931)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Battery Officer
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Richmond Howitzers, 3rd Company
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had worked in the Campbell County circuit court (at age 16) and in the State Auditor's office in Richmond before the War. He had also been a Private in the Richmond Howitzers since 1859. He transferred to the new 3rd Company in May 1861 and was promoted Corporal in July. He was appointed Third Lieutenant on 17 November 1861, and First Lieutenant 22 June 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded slightly (shoulder) in October 1862 near Charles Town VA (now WV) and near the end of the War at Deatonville, VA (chest) on the final retreat. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from Contributions1 and and Wallace2. His grave site is online from Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 7/4/1841 Place of Birth: Appomatox County, VA |
Death Date: 7/10/1931 Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA
1 Richmond Howitzer Association, and Carlton McCarthy, editor, Contributions to a History of the Richmond Howitzer Battalion, 4 pamphlets, Richmond: Carlton McCarthy & Co, 1883, pg. 287 [AotW citation 1127]
2 Wallace, Lee A., The Richmond Howitzers, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1993, pg. 150 [AotW citation 1128]
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