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Federal (USV)


Leonard B. Carter

(1835 - 1921)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old farmer in Clearwater, MN, he mustered as Private, Company D, First Minnesota Infantry on 22 May 1861 in Clearwater.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the groin and arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty shortly before the action at Bristoe Station, VA on 14 October 1863, where he was wounded again, severely, in the hip. He was absent when his regiment mustered out of service on 5 May 1864.

After the War

By 1900 he was farming in Douglas County, OR, and retired in 1910. He was living with his daughter Lulu near North Bend, OR, at the time his death in 1921.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.2 Details from Barden & Jorgenson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/01/1835 in NY


03/01/1921; North Bend, OR; burial in Sunset Memorial Park, Coos Bay, OR


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. 156  [AotW citation 17145]

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. 55  [AotW citation 20273]

3   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: /#/soldier/382  [AotW citation 20274]