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Samuel Sprigg Carroll

  • Birth 21 Sep 1831 Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 28 Jan 1893 Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot North Hill, Lot 292, Carroll Family Mausoleum, Vault 15
  • Memorial ID 5844260

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Nicknamed "Old Brick Top", when the Civil War began he was released from West Point for field duty in the fall of 1861. By December he was made Colonel of the 8th Ohio Regiment, joining his command in West Virginia. Known as a fearless leader, he fought in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Cedar Mountain and was wounded at Rapidan River. At the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, he ordered his troops to fix bayonets and charge, resulting in Union victories. In 1863, he was placed in command of a Brigade in the Union's II Corps at Gettysburg. At the Battle of Round Tops July 2, he skillfully positioned his men for the attack, pushed the Confederates off the hill and left one regiment in support that repelled General Pickett's charge the next day. In 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General and at the Battle of Spotsylvania in May, his arm was splintered by a bullet putting him out of action for the rest of the war. For extreme gallantry and devotion to duty, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers in 1865.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 14 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5844260
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Sprigg Carroll (21 Sep 1831–28 Jan 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5844260, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .