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 Joseph Bradford Carr

Joseph Bradford Carr

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 24 Feb 1895 (aged 66)
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Burial Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 5892234 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Major General. In May 1861, he was appointed Colonel of the 2nd New York Infantry Regiment and took part in the Battle of Big Bethel. He served under Major General George McClellan in the Peninsula Campaign and for gallantry at the Battle of Malvern Hill, he was promoted to Brigadier General in September 1862. General Carr participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and distinguished himself at the Battle of Gettysburg, when he held his position with his troops after being wounded. He commanded 3rd division III Corps in the autumn campaigns of 1863 and a garrison of the Army at the Appomattox Campaign. In March 1865, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers for his leadership and dedication to service. After the war, he became a manufacturer and served as the Secretary of State of New York, 1879 to 1885.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 5892234
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Bradford Carr (16 Aug 1828–24 Feb 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5892234, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .