|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1836, USA|
|Death: ||Aug. 12, 1904, USA|
Husband of Elizabeth (Thatcher) Carpenter.
He enlisted in the Union Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and served with the 19th Ohio Infantry from April 22, 1861 to August 31, 1861. He transfered to the 18th Infantry on June 9, 1862. He was promoted on November 25, 1862 to 1st Lt. and served out the remainder of the Civil War. He decided to make the military his life's work and, after the war's end, was promoted to Captain of the 45th Infantry on January 22, 1867. He then transfered to the 14th Infantry on July 22, 1869. He recieved the promotion to Major of the 4th Infantry on March 1, 1894, then to Lt. Colonel of the 7th Infantry on July 7, 1897. He became Brigadier-General of the Ohio Volunteers on September 21, 1898 and was honorably discharged on May 12, 1899. He retired from the military officially on December 26, 1899. All total, he had spent 38-years in the military serving his country.
NOTE> On December 31, 1862, 1st Lt. Carpenter was decorated for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn. where he had been severely wounded but refused medical treatment and continued to lead his men.
HISTORY OF THE 19th OHIO INFANTRY:
Organized for three months service, May 15th, 1861, and for three years, September 26th, it went into active service in West Virginia until November, when it moved to Kentucky. Colonel Samuel Beatty, the first commander of the Regiment, having been promoted, he was succeeded by Colonel Charles F. Manderson, who led the men in the second day's battle of Shiloh. The 19th fought at Stone River, Chickamauga and Mission Ridge, and at the expiration of three years service, re-enlisted and followed Sherman in his Atlanta campaign. It went to Nashville with Thomas and participated in the defense and battles at that place, and followed in pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River. After the war the Regiment went to Texas, and served until September 23rd, 1865, returned to Columbus and was discharged on November 25th, 1865. The 19th lost over 500 men in battle.
19th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Cleveland, Ohio, April and May, 1861. Moved to Columbus, Ohio, May 27 and mustered in May 29, to date from April 27, 1861. Companies "A" and "B" moved to Bellaire, Ohio, May 27, and guard duty there till June 3, and at Glover's Gap and Manington till June 20. Regiment at Zanesville, Ohio till June 20. Moved to Parkersburg, W. Va., June 20-23. Attached to Rosecran's Brigade, Army of West Virginia. Moved to Clarksburg June 25. March to Buckhannon June 29-30. Occupation of Buckhannon June 30. Campaign in West Virginia July 6-17. Battle of Rich Mountain July 11. Moved to Columbus, Ohio, July 23-27. Mustered out by Companies: "A" August 27, "B" and "C" August 29, "D" August 30, "E" August 28, "F" August 30, "G" August 31, "H" August 18, "I" August 30, "K" August 31, 1861.
19th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Alliance, Ohio, September 25, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, November 6, thence to Louisville, Ky., November 16. Attached to 11th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 11th Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 11th Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 11th Brigade, 5th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas, to October, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Jenkins, Louisville, Lebanon, Renick's Creek, Jamestown and Greasy Creek till February, 1862. March to Nashville, Tenn., February 15-March 8, and to Savannah, Tenn., March 18-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Battle Creek, Ala., and duty there till August 21. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (Reserve). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 22-July 7. Liberty Gap June 22-24. At McMinnville till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee December, 1863, to April, 1864. Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May l-September 8, Duty at Parker's Gap May 6-18. Advance to the Etowah May 18-23. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Mountain June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood, in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Expedition from Whitesburg February 17. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Duty at Nashville till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16, thence to Texas. Duty at Green Lake till September 11, and at San Antonio till October 21. Mustered out October 24, 1865. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 104 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 Officers and 162 Enlisted men by disease. Total 279.
HISTORY OF THE 18th OHIO INFANTRY:
Organized May 29th, 1861, for three months, and August 6th, 1861, for three years service, under Colonel Timothy R. Stanley, it moved to Kentucky and served under General Mitchell in that State, Tennessee and Alabama. It participated in the battle of Stone River, where it lost 183 officers and men, and at Chickamauga, where its gallantry was noticed in general orders. The Regiment was re-organized in the fall of 1864, under Col. C.H. Grosvenor, and took part in the battle of Nashville with Thomas, where its loss was very severe. It followed in the pursuit of Hood to Tuscumbia, from whence it marched to Chattanooga. After the war it served in Georgia and was not mustered out until October 22, 1865.
18th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Companies "A," "C" and "E" enrolled at Ironton, Ohio, April 22, 1861; Company "B" at Marietta April 27; Company "D" at McArthur April 18; Company "F" at Gallipolis April 22; Company "I" at Jackson April 24; Company "K" at Beverly April 23, 1861. Regiment organized at Parkersburg and organization perfected May 29, 1861. Companies sent to different points on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and guard railroad and trains between Parkersburg and Clarksburg, W. Va., till August. Mustered out at Columbus, Ohio, August 28, 1861, expiration of term.
18th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Athens, Ohio, August 16 to September 28, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, and organization there completed November 4, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Ky., November 6, thence to Elizabethtown, Ky., November 15. Attached to 8th Brigade, Army of the Ohio to December, 1861. 8th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to July, 1862. Unattached, Railroad Guard, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. 29th Brigade, 8th Division, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, st Division, 14th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864.
SERVICE.--Duty at Elizabethtown and Bacon Creek, Ky., November, 1861, to February, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 10-15, and on Nashville, Tenn., February 18-25. Occupation of Nashville, Tenn., February 25-March 18. Reconnoissance to Shelbyville, Tullahoma and McMinnville March 25-28. To Fayetteville April 7. Expedition to Huntsville, Ala., April 10-11. Capture of Huntsville April 11. Advance on and capture of Decatur April 11-14. Operations near Athens, Limestone Bridge, Mooresville and Elk River May 1-2. Near Pulaski and near Bridgeport May 1. Moved to Fayetteville May 31. Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga June 1-15. At Battle Creek till July 11. Guard duty along Tennessee & Alabama Railroad from Tullahoma to McMinnville till September. Short Mountain Road and McMinnville August 29 (Cos. "A" and "I"). Retreat to Nashville, Tenn. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 7. Near Lavergne October 7. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19 21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Engaged in Engineer duty at Chattanooga till October 20, 1864. Mustered out November 9, 1864. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 72 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 184.
18th Regiment Veteran Infantry. Organized at Chattanooga, Tenn., by consolidation of the Veteran detachments of the 1st, 2nd, 18th, 24th and 35th Ohio Infantry October 31, 1864. Attached to Post of Chattanooga, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. District of Augusta, Ga., to October, 1865.
SERVICE.--Occupation of Nashville, Tenn., during Hood's investment December 1-15. Battles of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Duty at Chattanooga January 10 to April, 1865, and at Fort Phelps till July. Guard and provost duty at Augusta, Ga., till October. Mustered out at Augusta, Ga., October 9, and discharged at Columbus, Ohio, October 22, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 53 Enlisted men by disease. Total 74.
James Sumner Carpenter (1805 - 1891)
Frances K. Saltonstall Carpenter (1811 - 1903)
Elizabeth Thatcher Carpenter (1837 - 1914)
Laura Balch Carpenter (1868 - 1959)*
Dudley S Carpenter (1870 - 1955)*
Gilbert Saltonstall Carpenter (1836 - 1904)
William Thomas Carpenter (1839 - 1911)*
Abbie L. Carpenter Tyler (1841 - 1933)*
Plot: Sec. 24
Created by: Mr. Ed
Record added: Apr 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5391562