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J. H. Carpenter
J. H. Carpenter

Confederate (CSA)


Joseph Hannah Carpenter

(1834 - 1863)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Alleghany (VA) Artillery


Before the Antietam Campaign:
His parents were living near Covington, Virginia at the time of his enrollment, he entered VMI on July 13, 1852. After graduation he was a Deputy Clerk of Court and manager of a cement works.

Entered service on April 22, 1861 at Covington as 1st Lieut., Company A, 27th Virginia Infantry; elected Captain August 1861; in late 1861 the company was converted to Artillery and was part of the famed Stonewall Brigade.

He was mortally wounded in the head in action at Cedar Mountain in August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Shown in some orders-of-battle in command at Sharpsburg, he was not present.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: roster data from the VMI Archives, available online.

Birth Date: 7/24/1834    
College: Virginia Military Institute (VMI)    Graduating Year: 1856    Class Rank: 7th of 33
Death Date: 2/1863    

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