Howard Carroll

Howard Carroll

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 29 Sep 1862 (aged 34–35)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Menands, Albany County, New York, USA
Plot Theophilus Roessle plot, Section 33, Lot 2
Memorial ID 7734592 · View Source
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Civil War Union Army Officer. He graduated from Dublin University and then moved to the United States. He was a civil engineer and was employed by the New York Central Railroad, becoming famous nationwide for his innovative design and construction of wrought iron bridges. At the start of the Civil War he accepted the position of Quartermaster in General Meagher's brigade. He later became Lieutenant Colonel and second in command of the 105th New York Regiment. When the regimental commander resigned Carroll assumed command, a position in which he was still serving at the Battle of Antietam, where he received his fatal wounds. Carroll was posthumously promoted to Colonel. In December 1862 the 105th Regiment suffered heavy losses at Fredericksburg, and in March 1863 the unit was disbanded and consolidated with the 94th New York Regiment.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 7734592
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Howard Carroll (1827–29 Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7734592, citing Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .