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H. Carroll

H. Carroll

Federal (USA)


Howard Carroll

(1827 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Education: Dublin University

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 105th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

After college in Ireland, he move to the United States. He was a civil engineer building bridges for the New York Central Railroad by 1859.1 He enrolled at Rochester to serve three years and mustered in as Lieutenant Colonel, 105th New York Infantry on 27 March 1862. He was commissioned (but not mustered) Colonel on 2 August 1862.

On the Campaign

Just after dawn on 17 September "[t]he 105th and 104th New York, on reaching the south edge of the corn pushed out into the open field 160 and 120 yards respectively and were opened upon with such vigor by Lawton's right and the 12th Georgia, and S.D. Lee's guns, that they soon fell back to the corn, the former carrying with it, its mortally wounded commander, Lieutenant Colonel Howard Carroll".2

The rest of the War

He died of wounds 29 September 1862 in Washington DC.

References & notes

Service and death data from New York3. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his photograph, posted by Bill McKern, of unknown provenance.


1827; Dublin, IRELAND


09/29/1862; Washington, DC; burial in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY


1   Article transcribed online by Thomas Ehrenreich.
Cooper, Theodore, American Railway Bridges, Engineering News and American Railway Journal, 1889-07-06  [AotW citation 402]

2   Carman, Ezra Ayers, Papers of Ezra Ayers Carman, 1861-1909, Washington, DC: US Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, 1912, draft Chapter 15  [AotW citation 403]

3   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905  [AotW citation 7151]