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Pvt James Knox Polk Carpenter

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Pvt James Knox Polk Carpenter

  • Birth 1844 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 21 Mar 1865
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Sec."Ivy",Lot # 245
  • Memorial ID 25254522

James Knox Polk Carpenter was born in Philadelphia in 1844, the son of Rachel Barnholt and George Washington Carpenter. He entered the Union Army during the Civil War in 1864 and was a member of the Pennsylvania 95th Volunteers (Zoaves). He was "accidentally shot by a comrade" on March 19, 1865 and died two days later. The obituary mentions both his regiment (the 95th) and his brother William's regiment (the 186th). He was originally interred at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Philadelphia but was later moved to Northwood(also in Philadelphia) where he is buried with his parents, two brothers, his sister Anna and his in-laws the Roat family.
His siblings were:
Louis F. Carpenter. (1853 - 1901)
George W. Carpenter, Jr. (1842 - 1873)
William H. Carpenter (1837 - 1918)
Anna Elizabeth Carpenter Roat(1849 - 1903);
Sarah "Sallie" Carpenter Hunter. (1842-1906);
Maggie, Rachel and Richard.


Gravesite Details Originally buried at Odd Fellows but later moved to Family Plot at Northwood.

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  • Maintained by: Kramer
  • Originally Created by: Susan Beyer
  • Added: 14 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25254522
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James Knox Polk Carpenter (1844–21 Mar 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25254522, citing Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kramer (contributor 46953748) .