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Sgt John C Carey

Sgt John C Carey

Birth
Death 5 May 1864
Virginia, USA
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Buried on Battlefield
Memorial ID 54760842 · View Source
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Age 32

John served as a Sergeant with the 1st Delaware Infantry, Company E during the Civil War.

He was "Killed In Action" in the Battle of the Wilderness while carrying the colors (flag) of the lst Delaware Regiment.

John was the oldest brother of 4 from Georgetown, Delaware who enlisted in Sept 1861 in Georgetown, Delaware.

They were encamped and trained near Wilmington, Delaware until orders for the lst Delaware Regiment sent them to Fort Monroe, Virginia for garrison duty.

He came from a family that loved this country and were filled with pride when all 4 of their sons marched off to war.

At the Battle of Antietam Maryland, John was wounded by a musket ball. In January 1863 his brother Thomas wrote home "John is as large as ever and his mustache is as large as ever".

After the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 3 1863, John wrote his parents:

"God has saved me from another battle. (brother) Robert came out safe, Thomas was sick and not in battle. I do hope you are all well I love you all. I tell you it is a sad time in a battlefield."

At that time, brother Woolsey was in a hospital recovering from wounds received in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia in December 1862.

At the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5 1864, John was mortally wounded carrying the colors(flag) of the lst Delaware Regiment.

He is buried in an unmarked grave on the battlefield.

John had fought at the Battle of Gettysburg with his brother Thomas who was fatally wounded at that battle.

" Click Here " for Thomas P. Carey's Find A Grave record.

(Info and Burial supplied by Gennie)


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 10 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54760842
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt John C Carey (unknown–5 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54760842, ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Buried on Battlefield.