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Confederate (CSV)


Daniel Stephens McCarthy, Jr.

(1842 - 1922)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Richmond Howitzers, 1st Company

Before Sharpsburg

He mustered in Richmond as a Private in the First Company, Richmond Howitzers Light Artillery on 21 April 1861. He was promoted to Corporal in 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant in 1863 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 21 September 1864.

After the War

In 1870 he was a bookkeeper in Richmond, VA. By 1880 and to at least 1920 he was a retail grocer there.

References & notes

His presence at Sharpsburg from letters he wrote General Carman in 1893 and 1895. His service from Wallace.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870-1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Ella Kimbrough Pendleton (1860-1958) in February 1881 and they had 6 children.


08/16/1842; Richmond, VA


02/19/1922; Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   Wallace, Lee A., The Richmond Howitzers, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1993  [AotW citation 29565]