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C.B. White

C.B. White

Federal (USA)


Carr Bailey White

(1823 - ?)

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 May 1861, at it's organization, he was appointed Lt Colonel of the 12th Ohio. Colonel John W. Lowe was killed at Carnifex Ferry, W.Va., 10 September 1861, and Lt Col White then became Colonel.

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". Colonel White was mustered out of the service 11 July 1864.

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 ...

Photo above from M. Uriguen's Generals and Brevets.


1823; Mason County, KY


Date not known