site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Confederate (CSV)


Caius Alexander Carpenter

(1845 - 1942)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 14 year old farm boy on his parent's prosperous place in the southern part of Louisa County, VA. He enlisted as a Private in Company A, 23rd Virginia Infantry on 10 March 1862 at Louisa Court House. He was wounded at Cedar Run, VA on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded again, by a gunshot to his hand in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a CS hospital in Charlottesville, VA by 23 September and furloughed home on the 30th. He returned to his Company about May 1863 and was surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

In 1880 he was a laborer in Licking Hole, Goochland County, VA. He worked as a track layer for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway between Charlottesville, VA and Huntington, WV, then worked for the Norfolk & Western Railway. He retired in 1908 and moved in with his daughter Lora Kate (1875-1944) and her husband in Charlotteville. He died in her home 34 years later in 1942 at age 96. He was the last Albemarle County Confederate veteran.

References & notes

His service from Rankin,1 as Casius Alexander Carpenter, and his Compiled Service Records.2 Personal details from family genealogists, his obituary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch of 1 March 1942, and the US Census of 1860, 1880, and 1940. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Lavinia Ann Cornelia Parrot (1844-1882) in December 1873 and they had 4 children. He married gain, Patsy M. Sims (1840-) in March 1886.


09/19/1845; Louisa County, VA


02/28/1942; Charlottesville, VA; burial in Monticello Memorial Park, Albemarle County, VA


1   Rankin, Thomas M., 23rd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1985  [AotW citation 27951]

2   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 27952]