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Confederate (CSV)


Edward F. M. Carter

(c. 1833 - 1863)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 27 year old farmer in Salisbury, NC. He enlisted a Private in Company K of the 4th North Carolina Infantry on 6 September 1861 in Salisbury.

On the Campaign

He was captured in Maryland on 15 September 1862 - the day following the regiment's fight at Fox's Gap on South Mountain. The Federal POW Roll says he was captured at Sharpsburg on that date, which is unlikely.

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware then paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October, and declared exchanged on 10 November 1862. He was killed in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3 and the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as E.S.M. Carter.

He married Sarah E Dent (1838-) in August 1859.


c. 1833 in NC


05/03/1863; Chancellorsville, VA; burial in Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27551]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 27552]