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J. H. Carpenter

J. H. Carpenter

Confederate (CSA)


Joseph Hannah Carpenter

(1834 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Class of 1856;Class Rank: 7th of 33

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Alleghany (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

His parents were living near Covington, Virginia at the time of his enrollment, he entered VMI on July 13, 1852. After graduation he was a Deputy Clerk of Court and manager of a cement works.

Entered service on April 22, 1861 at Covington as 1st Lieut., Company A, 27th Virginia Infantry; elected Captain August 1861; in late 1861 the company was converted to Artillery and was part of the famed Stonewall Brigade.

He was mortally wounded in the head in action at Cedar Mountain in August 1862.

On the Campaign

Shown in some orders-of-battle in command at Sharpsburg, he was not present.

References & notes

Source: roster data from the VMI Archives, available online.