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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Me.)

Eugene Carter

(Ap'd Me.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, June 24, 1861.

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., June‑July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July to Oct., 1861; on Provost Guard duty at Washington, D. C., Oct. 1, 1861, to Mar. 10,

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Oct. 26, 1861)

1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. 10 to Aug. 13, 1862, being at headquarters, engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, and in Expedition up the Pamunky River, June 12 to July 3, 1862, — on Provost Guard duty, 1862, — and conducting Prisoners of War to Ft. Columbus, N. Y., July 3‑6, 1862; on

(Bvt. Captain, July 4, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Peninsular Campaign)

sick leave of absence, Aug. 13 to Sep. 1, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862; as Quartermaster,  p835 8th Infantry, Dec. 10, 1862, to Feb. 2, 1864, being engaged in the Battle

(Bvt. Major, Dec. 13, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.)

of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863; at New York city, pending Draft Riots, July 17 to Aug. 24, 1863; on leave of absence, Aug. 24 to Sep. 16, 1863; at regimental headquarters, Ft. Columbus, N. Y., Sep. 16, 1863, to Feb. 1, 1864; on Mustering duty at Springfield, Ill., Feb. 8 to July 11, 1864; and as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Cooke, Superintendent of General Recruiting Service at New York city, July 14, 1864, to Mar. 10, 1866.

Served: as Recorder of Board of Officers to recommend Brevet Promotions for Infantry, at Washington, D. C., Mar. 10 to May 24, 1866; on leave of absence, May 24 to Sep. 11, 1866; in command of Company at

(Captain, 29th Infantry, July 28, 1866)

Chester, S. C., Sep. 11 to Nov. 30, 1866, — Lynchburg, Va., Dec., 1866, to Apr. 15, 1867; as Registering Officer, Pulaski County, Va., to Nov., 1867; on leave of absence to Dec. 29, 1867; at Washington, D. C., to July 23, 1868; on leave of absence to Oct. 12, 1868; in garrison at Columbia, Ten., to Dec., 1868; and on frontier duty at Jefferson, Tex., to Feb., 1869, — Clarksville, Tex., to Aug., 1869, — and Jefferson, Tex.,

(Transferred to 11th Infantry, Apr. 25, 1869)

to June 2, 1871.

Honorably Mustered out of Service, June 2, 1871.

Civil History. — Manufacturer of –––––, Haverhill, Mas., 1871‑77.

Died, Feb. 10, 1877, at Haverhill, Mas.: Aged 38.

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