Confederate Officer. Lawyer in Pittsylvania County. In charge of raising black troops at the end of the War. Postwar lawyer in Richmond. His war letters are at Duke University
The son of Paul Carrington and Emma Catherine Cabell Carrington. Born at Gamble's Hill, home of his grandfather Robert Gamble. Married first to Mary Claiborne Coles Carrington and then Nannie Seddon Smith Carrington.He fathered ten children between them.