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James M. Carter
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Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 11, 1864

James M. Carter;

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted on 4/30/1862 at Camp Leon, FL as a Private.
On 4/30/1862 he mustered into "K" Co. FL 5th Infantry
He died of disease as POW on 10/11/1864 at Elmira, NY
He was listed as:
Wounded 5/4/1863 Chancellorsville, VA (Wounded in head)
POW 5/12/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA
Confined 5/20/1864 Elmira, NY (Estimated date)

James M. Carter was born in North Carolina, probably in Duplin County, about 1835, and lived near Tired Creek, Thomas County, Georgia, before the war. He was enrolled as a private in the 5th Florida Infantry Regiment, Company K, near Tallahassee at Camp Leon in Leon County, Florida, on April 30 1862. The 5th Florida was assigned to Perry's Florida Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia. On the way to Virginia, James M. Carter was "left sick" at Warrenton on 27 August 1862. His brother, Morris Carter, was apparently either sick as well, or stayed to tend his sick brother, as Morris is shown as being absent without leave on 26 August 1862 near Salem, North Carolina. Paradoxically, Morris died at Esliett, North Carolina, but James recovered. He was wounded in the head at either Chancellorsville or Fredericksburg, according to a list of casualties of Perry's Brigade dated 9 May 1863. He was furloughed for 60 days from the Florida General Hospital, in Richmond, on 10 June, 1863. He was carried on the roll as "absent sick" from May through August 1863, but returned to duty by October 1863. He was captured on 5 July 1864 at Spottsylvania and arrived at the Point Lookout, Maryland, Union prisoner of war camp, on 13 July 1864. From thence he was transported to the Union prisoner of war camp at Elmira, New York, on 27 July 1864. He signed a parole roster at Elmira on 11 October 1864, and was to be included among 3,023 prisoners of war that were shipped to Point Lookout via Baltimore, Maryland, but the entry of his name was crossed out with a red line. He died of "chronic diarrhea" at Elmira, New York, on 11 October 1864.


Woodlawn National Cemetery
Chemung County
New York, USA
Plot: Grave # 682
Created by: Bev
Record added: Oct 24, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9698381
James M. Carter
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James M. Carter
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- Joyce Carter Magee
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- Tom Fagart
 Added: Apr. 5, 2012
Brother of my GGGGrandfather Morris Carter...
- Karen M. Hamilton
 Added: Jan. 8, 2012
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