Peter Carroll

Peter Carroll

Birth
Death 24 Apr 1865
Burial Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Plot , 3077
Memorial ID 22482 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Soldier. On April 24, 1865 four brave members of the Quartermaster Corps pursued President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth on horseback. Peter Carroll, Samuel N. Gosnell, George W. Huntington, and Christopher Farley all succumbed to the depths of the Rappahannock River in search of Booth. On July 7, 1922, a granite monument was erected in their honor in Old Town Alexandria, by the federal government in memory of the men who died in pursuit of Booth. It is found in the center of the Alexandria National Cemetery, coincidentally located on Wilkes Street, adjacent to the burial sites of four Quartermaster Corps officers. The inscription on the marker reads: "In memory of Peter Carroll, Samuel N. Gosnell, George W. Huntington, and Christopher Farley, who lost their lives April 24, 1865 while in pursuit of Booth the assassin of our beloved president, Abraham Lincoln.

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  • Maintained by: Mander
  • Added: 22 May 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22482
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Carroll (unknown–24 Apr 1865), Find a Grave Memorial no. 22482, citing Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Mander (contributor 47110820) .