John C. Carden

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John C. Carden

  • Birth 10 Jun 1840 Polk County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 1908 Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama, USA
  • Burial Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 47835391

Son of Reuben Andrew and Rachel Carden.

Enl. as a private, April 1, 1862, in Co. D, 22nd Ga. Infantry, Murray County, Georgia. Captured at Gettysburg 7/2/63. Paroled 2/18/65 Point Lookout, MD, Exchanged 2/21/65 James River, VA. Only son of three to survive the war. Brother, James P. Carden had enlisted in same company and regt. 9/3/61 but died at Portsmouth, Va. 4/7/62, probably of disease. Another brother Lemuel/Leonard, also enlisted 9/3/61 but died of fever 2/1/63. Family tradition holds that he was married and had two small children prior to entering the service and was never able to find them after returning home. The story was told that he had to walk most of the way home after being released from prison. He is said to have told about coming to a stream and stopping to drink before continuing his trek. He is quoted as having said he thought it was the best water he had ever tasted, then going up stream a little way he found a dead cow in the stream.

22nd Ga. Inf. was in A.R. Wright's Brigade, Anderson's Division, Hill's Corps at Gettysburg.

He is shown in the Alabama 1907 census of Confederate Soldiers (Marion County), published by the Gregath Company, current address: Phil Campbell. Born 6-10-1840 in Polk County, Tennessee.


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  • Created by: Cenantua
  • Added: 9 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47835391
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John C. Carden (10 Jun 1840–5 Jun 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47835391, citing Shady Grove Cemetery #1, Phil Campbell, Franklin County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Cenantua (contributor 46953050) .