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A.P. Carpenter

A.P. Carpenter

Federal (USV)


Alfred P. Carpenter

(1835 - 1864)

Home State: Minnesota

Education: Brown University

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

He came to St. Charles, MN with his parents in 1852. He worked the family farm and taught at a school in Madison, WI. He mustered as Private, Company K, First Minnesota Infantry on 23 May 1861 at age 25. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 October 1862. He was wounded, twice, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and once recovered was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd US Colored Infantry on 23 September 1862. They were stationed at Key West, FL, and he died of yellow fever there on 18 October (or September) 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars2 with details from Barden & Jorgenson.3 His memorial in Hillside Cemetery, St. Charles, MN is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the MOLLUS Mass Collection.4


10/29/1835; Eastford, CT


10/18/1864; Key West, FL


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 17128]

2   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 65  [AotW citation 20269]

3   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: /#/soldier/1134  [AotW citation 20270]

4   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>  [AotW citation 20271]