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J.W. Carr

J.W. Carr

Federal (USV)


John W. Carr

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 57th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted at Utica, NY, mustered as Private, Company B, 57th New York Infantry on 7 October 1861, and was promoted to Corporal the same day. He was promoted again, to Sergeant, on 14 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded, bruised in the side, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Sergeant on 7 May 1864 and transferred to Company C on 23 September 1864. He mustered out of service on 7 October 1864.

References & notes

Service information from State of New York.1. Wound detail from Nelson.2 His picture from a photograph kindly provided by Joseph Maghe from his collection.


c. 1841


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 26, pg. 19  [AotW citation 7767]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 155  [AotW citation 21229]