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Joseph Wellington Carter

  • Birth 15 Apr 1839 Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 4 Jul 1916 Taloga, Dewey County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Seiling, Dewey County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 71004571

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
by
Henry J. Aten
1901
CHAPTER XXIX.
Pages 375-392

JOSEPH W. CARTER, born in Mercer county, New Jersey, removed to Illinois; was married and a farmer when he enlisted from Mason county, Illinois at the age of twenty-three. He served with his company through the Kentucky campaign and was sent to the hospital at Nashville, Tenn., from which he was discharged for disability November 7, 1862. He resides at Scottsville, Mitchell county, Kansas.

Company C was enrolled by Samuel Black, a farmer residing near Mason City, between July 23 and August 15, 1862, the entire company, except two – one from Logan and one from Peoria – enlisting from Mason county. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Samuel Black, captain; George A. Blanchard, first lieutenant, and Dr. William W. Walker, second lieutenant.
Of the 102 officers and men originally mustered in 8 were killed in action, 7 died of wounds, and 14 were hit whose wounds did not prove fatal while in the service, 22 died of disease, 24 were discharged for disability, 7 were transferred, 2 officers resigned and 31 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.
The company bore well its part, and did its full share in making history of the regiment one of which its members may be justly proud.


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  • Created by: Debra
  • Added: 8 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71004571
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Wellington Carter (15 Apr 1839–4 Jul 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71004571, citing Fountain Cemetery, Seiling, Dewey County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Debra (contributor 47324320) .