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Army Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor Citation

Second Lieutenant

John J Carter

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Organization: Company B, 33d New York Infantry

Entered Service: Nunda, N.Y.

Birth: 16 June 1842, Westport, Ireland

Date Medal Issued: 10 September 1897.

Date of Action: 17 September 1862.

Place of Action: Antietam, Md.


While in command of a detached company, seeing his regiment thrown into confusion by a charge of the enemy, without orders made a countercharge upon the attacking column and checked the assault. Penetrated within the enemy's lines at night and obtained valuable information.

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The medal citation had erroneously listed his place of birth as Troy, NY - probably his earliest residence in the US on immigration in about 1845.


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