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C.B. White
C.B. White

Federal (USA)


Carr Bailey White

(1823 - ?)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Ohio Infantry

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had served as Captain in the 1st Ohio (Volunteer) Regiment, in the Mexican War (1847-48). In May 1861, at it's organization, he was appointed Lt Colonel of the 12th Ohio. Colonel John W. Lowe was killed at Carnifex Ferry, W.Va., 10 September 1861, and Lt Col White then became Colonel.

The remainder of the War:
In September 1863, then in command of a Brigade in West Virginia, he organized an anti-guerilla force later known as "Blazer's Scouts". Colonel White was mustered out of the service 11 July 1864.

More on the Web:
See an interesting reference to a duel he fought with Lt Fyffe (later Colonel, 59th Ohio) after the Mexican War over their relative ranks ...

Photo above from M. Uriguen's Generals and Brevets.

Place of Birth: Mason County, KY    

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