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Samuel Perry "Powhatan" Carter
Birth: Aug. 6, 1819
Elizabethton
Carter County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 26, 1891
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. At the beginning of the Civil War, Carter was a professor at the Naval Academy when requseted for special duty at the US War Department. He was sent to Tennessee to organize and train volunteers troops. He soon was commanding a Tennessee Brigade and was commissioned a Brigadier General in May 1862. In 1863, he was placed in command of the XXIII Corps Cavalry Division. He led the Union Cavalry to victories across Tennessee at Holston, Carter's Station, Jonesville and in the Knoxville Campaign. After commanding the Union Cavalry forces in the Battle of Kingston, North Carolina, he was brevetted a Major General of US Volunteers in March 1865. After the war, he returned to naval service and was appointed a Commander due to his military record during the Civil War. In a career with the Navy, he commanded the USS Monocacy in the Pacific Squadron, served as Commandant of Midshipman at the Naval Academy and was appointed a Rear Admiral before his retirement in 1882. He was the first American officer to be awarded both the rank of Rear Admiral and Major General. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Alfred Moore Carter (1784 - 1850)
  Evelina Belmont Perry Carter (1797 - 1877)
 
 Spouses:
  Caroline C. Potts Carter (1821 - 1875)*
  Martha Custis Williams Carter (1827 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  Alfred P. Carter (1852 - 1869)*
  Samuel Parry Carter (1863 - 1925)*
 
 Siblings:
  Samuel Perry Carter (1819 - 1891)
  William Blount Carter (1820 - 1902)*
  William Landon Carter (1822 - 1822)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Reno Hill, Lot 822
 
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Record added: Oct 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5886863
Samuel Perry Powhatan Carter
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A brilliant military career. Thank you for your service to our country, General and Admiral. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 26, 2016
Happy Birthday
- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Aug. 6, 2014

- David Wend
 Added: Aug. 6, 2014
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