|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1862|
1860: Boarding w John Morrison family, Lagro Twsp, Wabash Co, Indiana. Single. Occupation: Farm laborer.
Enlisted as a Private on 5 September 1861 in Company F, 8th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 5 September 1861. Accidentally shot and died from wounds on 18 April 1862.
NEWS - Plain Dealer, Wabash (IN) - May 8, 1862.
On Monday last, Mr. Phillip Goodlander received a letter from his son, John W. Goodlander, member of Captain Polk's company. Mr. G. was kind enough to permit us to copy the following paragraph relative to the death of Mr. Carney, formerly a citizen of this place, and a young man of most estimable characher. This is what Mr. Goodlander says: "Company F was deprived of one of her most valiant soldiers on the 19th of April. He was accidentally killed by a shot from a pistol. His name was George Carney. He was a relative of Mr. Carney, merchant in Wabash.
"He died just two hours after he was shot. This sad accident took place at a grist mill five or six miles form camp. He had accompanied Henry Griffey (one of his messmates) to the mill for the purpose of buying some meal, which they did, and were consulting about it when the death shot from the pistol laid him almost lifeless on the spot. This took place at 3 o'clock P.M. on Friday the 19th. He died at 5 o'clock, was conveyed to camp, and at 1 o'clock P.M. on Saturday we bore his remains to the graveyard near our camp."
NEWS - Plain Dealer, Wabash (IN) - May 23, 1862. Letter from Captain J.R. Polk: "Edward Carney - Dear Sir - It becomes my painful duty to write to you the particulars of the accidental death of George Carney, your nephew. I wrote you on the 19th inst. informing you that he was dead, but could not write the particulars, the messenger not having time to wait.
"The circumstances are these as near as I can gather from those present; On the 17th, I gave Henry Griffy a pass to go and look for provisions. The guard failed to take up the pass, and on the morning of the 18th Griffy and George left camp on the old pass, and without consulting me. About 5 o'clock P.M. one of the boys of the 22nd Regiment came running into my quarters and informed me that one of the boys of the 18th Regiment had accidentally shot George Carney, and about six miles from camp. I immediately sent an ambulance and assistance after him, but those left with him had hired a conveyance and soon after brought in George, dead.
"They were in a mill six miles from camp, and Griffy had a horse pistol in his pocket. The 18th boy took the pistol out, and was cautioned that it was loaded; but springing the lock he let it go off, the ball passing through George, entering the center of his bowels, and coming out to the right of his back bone. He lived some two hours, realizing he was going to die, and told his companions how much money he had and who to send it to. It was a sad affair.
"George was liked by all the company, was a good soldier, and always at his post when on duty. His untimely death is mourned by all his companions. We buried him in the graveyhard at Bull Mills, in Christian County with the honors of war. Rev. Wells officiated, reading a chapter from the Bible, from 1st Corinthians, 15th chapter, commencing at the 12th verse, and making a few appropriate remarks, closing with prayer. A salute was fired by the escort, which was composed of Corporal J.S. O'Brien, Privates Jas. Beaumont, T.H. Bailey, E. Sullivan, W.H. Nichols, J. Watson, J.N. Kendall and Jesse Vanduyne, under the command of Corporal Sayre.'
"A pine board marks the place of his remains, thus inscribed "G. Carney, Co. F, 8th Reg. Ind. Vol." He left instructions that his money should be sent to James Ramsey. I received from Griffy $50 in bills, $3 in gold, $2.55 in silver and three one-cent postage stamps, Total $55.58. The boys that brought up his remains had to pay $7 to the teamster. This was too much, but not knowing it until he was gone. I have deemed it best and just that the boys should not lose their money and have accordingly paid them, and will, at my earliest convenience send to James Ramsey, care T.B. McCarty $48.58. I do not know when I will have a chance of sending it, as persons going from here to St. Louis is a seldom occurrence."
Note: Originally buried in Hanna Cemeter; re-interred in Falls Cemetery to G.A.R. Emmet Post section. NO HEADSTONE.
Plot: Sec OP, lot 535 - GAR section - NO HEADSTONE
Created by: Friends of Falls Cemeter...
Record added: Mar 19, 2010
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