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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

James B. Carter

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted in Company F, 7th Ohio Infantry for 3 years on 30 June 1861 and was appointed Corporal. He was promoted to First Sergeant on 1 June 1862. He was wounded in action at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as a Private. Service data from the State of Ohio2.

Birth

c. 1842

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3301]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pg. 220  [AotW citation 13031]