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Dexter Carlton
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Birth: May 29, 1819
Windsor County
Vermont, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1890
Steele County
Minnesota, USA

Dexter Carlton was a Civil War soldier having served with Company A of the 10th Regiment of the Minnesota Infantry Volunteers. He enlisted August 11, 1862 and was honorably discharged on August 19, 1865 with the rank of corporal. Records show he was wounded in the right shoulder at the battle of Tupilo, Mississippi in 1864. He was in the hospital at Memphis, Tennessee from July 21 until December 8, 1864.

According to his Civil War pension papers, he was in quite ill health after his discharge. One of his neighbors made this statement on October 3, 1888: "I became acquainted with Dexter Carlton in 1867. He was then suffering from chronic diarrhea and chills and fever being weak and emaciated, complaining of pains in head and back. Since my first acquaintance with him I have lived about one mile from and have seen him twice a week on an average; that in my opinion said claimant has lost nine-tenths of his time and has been unable to perform more than one-fourth of the labor of an able bodied man, by reason of said disabilities during the whole period of my acquaintance with him."

Dexter Carlton's death record states that he committed suicide on April 03, 1890 in Merton, Steele, Minnesota. After his death, his widow Caroline made an application to continue receiving his pension. She stated that she was living with her son, Lowell. She died at the age of 83 on December 9, 1903 in Merton, Steele, MN.
Family links: 
  Joseph Carlton (1794 - 1868)
  Letty Parker Carlton (1796 - 1848)
  Caroline Lord Carlton (1820 - 1903)*
  Maria Carlton Thompson (1844 - 1926)*
  Lowell D Carlton (1846 - 1932)*
  Chloe A Carlton Case (1849 - 1938)*
  Alma D. Carlton Gibson (1851 - 1928)*
  Frank C. Carlton (1854 - 1943)*
  Albert O. Carlton (1859 - 1880)*
  Zilpha Carlton (____ - 1848)*
  Dexter Carlton (1819 - 1890)
  Phineas Parker Carlton (1821 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Merton Cemetery
Steele County
Minnesota, USA
Maintained by: Nancy Stout
Originally Created by: Hemingstein III
Record added: Jan 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64117262
Dexter Carlton
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Dexter Carlton
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Dexter Carlton
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