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J.J. Carle

J.J. Carle

Federal (USV)


James John Carle

(1835 - 1892)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

Age 25, from Wellsboro, PA, he was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company H, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps on 22 April 1861. He was promoted to Captain on 1 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was commissioned Colonel of the 191st Pennsylvania Infantry on 6 June 1864 and mustered out with them on 28 June 1865 in Washington, DC. He was honored by brevet to Brigadier General of Volunteers on 13 March 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Bates2 and Heitmann.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a CDV offered for sale by the Excelsior Brigade in 2019.


09/08/1835; Windsor, NY


04/26/1892; New York City, NY; burial in The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   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. 155  [AotW citation 17122]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 19710]

3   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 282  [AotW citation 19711]