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Gen John Carpenter Carter

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Gen John Carpenter Carter

  • Birth 19 Dec 1837 Waynesboro, Burke County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 10 Dec 1864 Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Block M
  • Memorial ID 10843

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He entered the Confederate service in 1861 as a Captain in the 38th Tennessee Infantry and displayed courage leading his company at the Battle of Shiloh. His promotions through the grades were rapid to Colonel in command of the 51st Tennessee. At the battle of Murfreesboro, he charged Federal troops capturing prisoners, cannons, small arms and wagons in the victory. In 1863, he led his regiment with skill at Chickamauga, the Battle of Missionary Ridge and at Charleston, Tennessee. After particapating in Atlanta Campaign, he was promoted Brigadier General in July 1864 and was in command of a division at the engagement of Jonesboro in September. At the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864, as he led his brigade against Union fortifications, he fell mortally wounded in the charge and died on the field.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 11 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10843
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen John Carpenter Carter (19 Dec 1837–10 Dec 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10843, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .