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R.F. Carter

R.F. Carter

Federal (USV)


Reuben Fitts Carter

(1842 - 1908)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

From Lancaster, he enlisted 22 October 1861 and mustered in 12 December 1861 as Private, Company G, 2nd U. S. Sharpshooters.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He re-enlisted 21 December 1863. Wounded again, in actionon 30 July 1864, near Petersburg, VA. He transferred to 5th New Hampshire Volunteers on 30 January 1865. He was assigned to Company H, 17 June 1865.

After the War

He lived again in Lancaster, NH. He received an increase in his veteran's pension - to $24 per month - in February 1903.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1. Details from family genealogists. His photograph is in the collection of the US Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA (RG98s, Box 229).


05/01/1842; Dalton, NH


12/18/1908; Lancaster, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pp. 17 - 32  [AotW citation 13381]