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Federal (USV)


William Carter

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted as Private in Company G, 30th Ohio Infantry on 17 August 1861 and was appointed Sergeant on 28 August. He transferred to Company C on 1 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. Major Hildt later reported:

Sergeant Carter, who bore the regimental color, was shot through the head near the edge of the [Otto] corn-field, and Corporal Buchanan, of Company C, bore them off.

References & notes

Casualty basics from Nelson1. Service information from the Adjutant General.2 Thanks to Jim Buchanan for the poke to look into Sgt. Carter and the other men mentioned in Major Hildt's Report.


c. 1838


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


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 17147]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pp. 402, 414  [AotW citation 22189]