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O.W. Carr
O.W. Carr

Confederate (CSV)


Obed William Carr

(1833 - 1905)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Company
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 46th North Carolina Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
A college tutor, in March 1862 he organized and was first Captain of Company G, 46th North Carolina Infantry.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was present at Harpers Ferry and Sharpsburg on the Maryland Campaign. He noted that all his officers were disabled and only 16 of the 48 men of his Company who were at Sharpsburg were present for duty after the battle.

The remainder of the War:
He was on furlough for illness from October 1862 - January 1863, afterward on duty in North Carolina and Richmond, VA. He resigned his commission for reasons of health in December 1863 and returned to teaching.

After the War:
He was on the faculty of Trinity College until 1878, when he went into the insurance business in Greensboro. He was elected to a term in the State Senate in 1881, and later President of the Randleman Manufacturing Company.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical information and his presence on the Maryland Campaign from the Military History1. His photograph from one in Clark2. A copy of his journal (1855-78) is among a collection of his papers in the Duke University library.

Birth Date: 03/12/1833    Place of Birth: Duplin County, NC    
College: Trinity College (Durham)    Graduating Year: 1859    
Death Date: 08/20/1905    Burial Place: Trinity Cemetery, Trinity, Randolph County, NC


1   Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pg. 427  [AotW citation 10105]

2   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 3, before pg. 63  [AotW citation 12801]

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