|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1836|
|Death: ||May 4, 1912|
New Jersey, USA
Civil War Veteran
Sergeant, Co. D, 18th Massachusetts Infantry
The son of Thomas and Cinderilla Carl.
He married Mercy A. Shaw, age 17, in Middleboro Mass on Jan. 17, 1858. She was born in Wareham, MA, the daughter of Luther and Matilda (Smith) Shaw. William and Mercy were the parents of Mary Gail, born Jan. 1858; James W., born 1862; and Leslie W., born Feb. 1868.
William was a 25 year-old Shoemaker from Middleboro, MA, when he enlisted in that town on May 10, 1861 and was mustered into the 18th Mass. Infantry as a Sergeant in Co. D on August 24, 1861. Carl dropped from the ranks while the Regiment was on the march to Antietam, and, because he could not find the 18th Mass., joined with the 13th Mass. Infantry and fought with them at the battle of Antietam on Sept 17, 1862. He was wounded by a minnie ball passing through the calf of the left leg, and was discharged from Camden Street Hospital, Baltimore, MD due to the severity of his wounds on Nov. 22, 1862. Ironically he was the only casualty the Regiment experienced at Antietam, as the Regiment was held in reserve along with the entire Fifth Corps of the Army of the Potomac.
William resided in Middleboro, MA, where he worked as a Carpenter, Newark, NJ and later Coney Island, NY following the war. He had three separate admissions to the Eastern Branch of the National Soldiers Home in Togus, ME; May 22, 1908 to Sept. 11, 1908; Apr. 24, 1909 to Sept. 14, 1909; and Mar 23, 1910 to Nov. 29, 1910. His admission form stated he was suffering from heart disease, an old gunshot wound to the left leg, and senility. He died at the home of his granddaughter and her husband 414, Lake St., West Hoboken, NJ on May 4, 1912. His body was transported to Massachusetts, where he was buried in the Central Cemetery, Middleboro.
Created by: Donald Thompson
Record added: Sep 18, 2011
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