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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born Me.)

Stephen D. Carpenter

(Ap'd Me.)


Stephen Decatur Carpenter: Born May 14, 1818, Dover-Foxcroft, ME.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1840.

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Oct. 12, 1840.

Served: in the Florida War 1840‑41; in garrison at Ft. Crawford, Wis. 1841‑42, — Ft. Snelling, Min., 1842‑45, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, sick at Reynosa; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — and in garrison at San Juan de Ulloa, 1847; on sick leave of absence, 1847‑48; in garrison at East

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Sep. 8, 1847)

Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; and on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., 1848‑50, — Ft. Merrill, Tex., 1850‑52, — Ft. Terrett, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. Duncan,

(Captain, 1st Infantry, Oct. 17, 1851)

Tex., 1853‑54, 1854‑55, — Ft. Lancaster, Tex., 1855‑56, 1856‑58, being, while looking for timber to build the post, engaged with Comanche Indians in a Skirmish, Oct. 13, 1855, where he was wounded, — and at Camp Stockton, Tex., 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in garrison at Key West, Fla., Apr. to June, 1861; on Recruiting service at Indianapolis,

(Major, 19th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Indiana, Aug, to Oct., 1861; as Mustering Officer for the State of Indiana, Oct., 1861, to Feb., 1862; in the Tennessee and Mississippi Campaign (Army of the Ohio), Feb. to June, 1862, being engaged in the Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Apr. to May, 1862, — and Pursuit of Rebels, May 30‑31, 1862; in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Buell's movement through Alabama and Tennessee to Louisville, Ky., July to Sep., 1862; in the Advance into Kentucky, Oct., 1862; and in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans' Tennessee Campaign (Army of the Cumberland), Nov.‑Dec., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Stone River, where he was

Killed, Dec. 31, 1862: Aged 44.

Buried, Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, ME.

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