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Federal (USV)


George W. Carter

(1830 - 1887)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 32 year old resident of Newburyport, MA, he enrolled at Private, Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered in August 1862. He was paid a $200 bounty by the town for enlisting.

On the Campaign

He was in action on South Mountain, and wounded in the left foot at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital, Sharpsburg, and at hospitals in Frederick, MD and Washington, DC. He transferred to Company B, 18th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps 28 May 1864, and was discharged 17 June 1865.

After the War

He was a shipbuilder in Newburyport and was living there to at least 1884.

References & notes

Service from Carruth1. Casualty details from Nelson.2 Further information from the Massachusetts Historical Commission, in information [pdf] about his son's now historic house in Newburyport, and from George W. Creasey's The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1904). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His tombstone has his age at death as 59 years, 7 months, which would put his birth in May 1828.


04/25/1830; Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, CANADA


12/16/1887; burial in Belleville Cemetery, Newburyport, MA


1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pg. 13  [AotW citation 15059]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 156  [AotW citation 17106]