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 Samuel Sprigg Carroll

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Samuel Sprigg Carroll Famous memorial

Birth
Takoma Park, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death
28 Jan 1893 (aged 61)
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 View Source

Civil War Union Army Brigadier General. Nicknamed "Old Brick Top", when the Civil War began he was released from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York for field duty in the fall of 1861. By December he was made Colonel of the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 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. He then fought at the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. In 1863, he was placed in command of a Brigade in the Union's II Corps at Gettysburg. There on Cemetery Hill on the Second Day of the battle, he skillfully positioned his men for the attack, pushed the Confederates off the hill and left one regiment in support that repelled Major General George E. Pickett's charge the next day. In 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General, US Volunteers 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.

Civil War Union Army Brigadier General. Nicknamed "Old Brick Top", when the Civil War began he was released from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York for field duty in the fall of 1861. By December he was made Colonel of the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 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. He then fought at the Battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. In 1863, he was placed in command of a Brigade in the Union's II Corps at Gettysburg. There on Cemetery Hill on the Second Day of the battle, he skillfully positioned his men for the attack, pushed the Confederates off the hill and left one regiment in support that repelled Major General George E. Pickett's charge the next day. In 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General, US Volunteers 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 ID: 5844260
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5844260/samuel-sprigg-carroll: accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Sprigg Carroll (21 Sep 1831–28 Jan 1893), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5844260, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.