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C.B. White

C.B. White

Federal (USV)


Carr Bailey White

(1824 - 1881)

Home State: Ohio

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Ohio Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He had served as Captain in the 1st Ohio (Volunteer) Regiment, in the Mexican War (1847-48). In 1860 he was a physician in Georgetown, OH. In May 1861 at it's organization he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 12th Ohio Infantry. Colonel John W. Lowe was killed at Carnifex Ferry, VA on 10 September 1861, and White was promoted to Colonel.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

In September 1863, then in command of a Brigade in West Virginia, he organized an anti-guerilla force later known as "Blazer's Scouts". He mustered out of the service on 11 July 1864.

After the War

By 1870 he was again a practicing physician in Georgetown, OH.

References & notes

Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He was said to be a neighbor, classmate, and childhood friend of Ulysses S Grant. He named his first child Ulysses Simpson Grant White (1848-1917).

More on the Web

See an interesting reference to a duel he fought with Lt Fyffe (later Colonel, 59th Ohio) after the Mexican War over their relative ranks ...


07/08/1824; Mason County, KY


09/30/1881; burial in Old Georgetown Cemetery, Georgetown, OH