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Carter, Edward W.


Age: 21, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 19th PA INF
Service: enl 5/18/61, m/i 5/18/61, Pvt, Co. D, 19th PA INF, m/o 8/19/61; enl 8/24/61, m/i 9/21/61, SGT, Co. F, 4th VT INF, comn 2LT, Co. F, 6/16/62 (6/16/62), pr 1LT, Co. K, 12/14/62 (1/24/63), pr CPT, Co. G, 6/25/64 (7/11/64), wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, resgd 9/13/64

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Birth: abt 1840, New York, NY
Death: 04/05/1900

Burial: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
Marker/Plot: Section 62 Site 11835
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 33291531


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/29/1864
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Last known living in St. Louis, MO


2nd Great Grandfather of Thomas C. O'Brien, Trevor, WI

2nd Great Grandfather of Carter O'Brien, Chicago, IL

2nd Great Grandfather of David Allen Carter, St. Augustine, FL

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Capt. Edward W. Carter, a Civil War Veteran, Is Dead.

Capt. Edward Carter, who was claimed to have carried more evidences of wounds on his body than any soldier who passed through the Civil War, died Thursday morning at his home, 2148 Oregon avenue, after an illness of only a little more than one day.

Acute pneumonia was the cause of his death. He was born in New York in 1842 and had resided in St. Louis many years.

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 7, 1900.

Simple Service of the G. A. R. Held at the National Cemetery

The remains of Capt. Edward W. Carter, who died Friday morning, were laid to rest yesterday in the national cemetery at Jefferson barracks, in accordance with his oft-repeated wish. Brief services were conducted at his late residence, 2118 Oregon avenue, by Chaplain Hagerty, of Ransom Post, after which the remains were conveyed to Jefferson Barracks in a hearse. There at the barracks station the remains were met by a dismounted troop of cavalry and by Ransom Post, of which the deceased was a former commander. The casket was placed upon a caisson, draped with a United States flag. The funeral cortege formed with the cavalrymen in the advance, and the march to the cemetery was commenced.

At the cemetery the simple ritual of the G. A. R. Was pronounced by the chaplain, after which a firing squad took their places by the side of the grave. Three volleys were fired, and then a trumpeter at the head of the grave sounded “Taps,” the last honor of a dead soldier. The numerous and beautiful floral offerings which had been sent to the grave hid the mass of yellow earth that was to be the last covering of a gallant soldier, and the assemblage melted away.

In life Capt. Carter often expressed a wish to be buried at Jefferson Barracks by the side of a brother. No spot for his grave had been left, but his wishes in this respect will be complied with. The remains of that brother will be disinterred and buried where the brothers will have their eternal sleep side by side.

Source: St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 9, 1900.

Around the Campfire

Capt. Edward W. Carter, formerly of Brattleboro, who is said to have carried more evidence of wounds in his body than any soldier who served in the civil war, died at his home in St. Louis, Mo., after short illness with pneumonia.

Source: Chelsea Herald, April 26, 1900.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.