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Samuel Sprigg Carroll
Birth: Sep. 21, 1831
Takoma Park
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1893
Takoma Park
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Nicknamed "Old Brick Top", when the Civil War began he was released from West Point for field duty in the fall of 1861. By December he was made Colonel of the 8th Ohio Regiment, joining his command in West Virginia. Known as a fearless leader, he fought in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Cedar Mountain and was wounded at Rapidan River. At the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, he ordered his troops to fix bayonets and charge, resulting in Union victories. In 1863, he was placed in command of a Brigade in the Union's II Corps at Gettysburg. At the Battle of Round Tops July 2, he skillfully positioned his men for the attack, pushed the Confederates off the hill and left one regiment in support that repelled General Pickett's charge the next day. In 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General and at the Battle of Spotsylvania in May, his arm was splintered by a bullet putting him out of action for the rest of the war. For extreme gallantry and devotion to duty, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers in 1865. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Thomas Carroll (1802 - 1863)
  Sally Sprigg Carroll (1812 - 1895)
 
 Children:
  Helen Hancock Carroll (1864 - 1884)*
  Samuel Sprigg Carroll (1875 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Violetta Lansdale Carroll Mercer (1829 - 1872)*
  Samuel Sprigg Carroll (1831 - 1893)
  William Thomas Carroll (1833 - 1857)*
  Caroline Ann Carroll Bolles (1841 - 1914)*
  Howard Carroll (1852 - 1857)*
  William Cuylor Carroll (1860 - 1861)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: North Hill, Lot 292, Carroll Family Mausoleum, Vault 15
 
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Record added: Oct 14, 2001
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- Deleted1
 Added: Jan. 27, 2014
Thank you, sir, for your efforts on Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg. You're one of my heroes.
- Mindy
 Added: Jul. 2, 2013

- Crystal Lane
 Added: May. 10, 2013
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