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W. Carter

W. Carter

Federal (USV)


Walter Carter

(1842 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He lived in Portland, ME to 1857 when his family moved to Massachusetts. He was a 19 year old student in Bradford when he mustered as Private, Company H, 22nd Massachusetts Infantry on 16 August 1862. He was promoted Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was with his regiment in reserve on the east side of Antietam Creek on 17 September, and on the east bank at the Burnside Bridge on the 18th. He and his Company were in action at Shepherdstown Ford on 20 September.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant Major on 25 January 1863. He was commissioned First Lieutenant on 20 February 1864, but declined and mustered out on 17 October 1864.

After the War

He worked in the Boston Customs House 1866-69 and after 1879.

References & notes

Service information from the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines1 and his brother Robert's Four Brothers in Blue ... a Story of the Great Civil War (1913), source also of his picture. Birth details from family genealogists.


10/16/1842; Bridgton, ME


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol, 2, pg. 692  [AotW citation 18947]