Edward W. Carson(1838 - )
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 49th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Gaston County, he enlisted 22 March 1862 in Company H, 49th North Carolina Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was at Harpers Ferry and was slightly injured on 17 September 1862, "hit by a spent ball and disabled for a few days" at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was furloughed in October and November 1862 for ill health, but afterward served with his Company in North Carolina and in Virginia, notably around Richmond and in the trenches at Petersburg. He surrendered at Appomattox Courth House on 9 April 1865.
After the War:
He was a life-long farmer in Gaston County, North Carolina.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical information and his presence on the Maryland Campaign from the Military History1.
|Place of Birth: Gaston County, NC |
1 Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pp. 496 - 497 [AotW citation 10106]
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