|Death: ||Mar. 9, 1910|
Brother of Ann E. Carpenter.
Company D "Mount Pleasant Rifles" of Spotsylvania County, 30th Virginia Infantry, Corse's Brigade, Pickett's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.
Residence was not listed; a 25 year-old Farmer.
Enlisted on 4/26/1861 at Spotsylvania Court House, he was mustered into "D" Co. VA 30th Infantry as a Corporal.
Promoted to Sergt 3/1/1862.
Elected 2nd Lieut 4/17/1863.
Wounded in knee by gunshot (date not given; per pension application).
Promoted to 1st Lieut. 9/3/1864.
Hospitalized with "Bilious Remittent fever and debility" (malaria) 9/27/1864 in General Hospital #4, Richmond, VA; given 30-day medical furlough 10/10/1864 to go home to Thornburg, VA.; returned to duty 11/26/1864.
Company Commanding Officer prior to 12/1864.
No further record.
On 6/16/1900, living in Thornburg, Spotsylvania County, he applied for a partial Confederate Disability Pension due to a stiff knee caused by a gunshot wound and exposure during his service in the war. He was approved 7/12/1900 for $15 per year.
On 6/8/1901, as a 65 year-old farmer living in Spotsylvania County, he applied for admittance into the Robert E. Lee Camp Soldier's Home, Richmond, VA. due to "Sickness (Stroke of paralosis [sic] in right side). He was approved 8/8/1901 and admitted.
On 2/1/1902 he was discharged by his own request to live with his sister, Ann Carpenter, in Woodville, Rappahannock County, VA.
In 3/1904, still living in Rappahannock County, he applied for a full Confederate Disability Pension and was approved 7/18/1904 for $30 per year.
On 7/19/1906, after requesting re-admittance as no relatives could take care of him, he was ordered back into the Home and entered 8/8/1906. He died there.
The 30th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in June, 1861. Men of this unit were from Fredericksburg and the counties of Spotsylvania, Caroline, Stafford, and King George. (bio by: BigFrench)
Plot: Confederate Soldiers' Section, E-111
Created by: Scott Hutchison
Record added: Jan 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12924504