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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Eugene Asaº Carr

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Mar. 20, 1830, Erie Co., NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Mounted Rifles, July 1, 1850.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1850‑51; in

(Second Lieut., Mounted Rifles, June 30, 1851)

garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1851‑52; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1852, — March to Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1852, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1852, — Ft. Scott, Kan., 1852‑53, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1853, — March to Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1853, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1853, — Ft. Inge, Tex., 1853‑54, 1854, — Scouting, 1854, being engaged in a Skirmish with Lipan Indians, near Limpia, Tex., Oct. 10, 1854, where he was severely wounded, — and Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1854‑55; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855; on frontier duty, on Sioux

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1855‑56, — and quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1856; on Recruiting service, 1857‑58; as Aide-de‑Camp to Governor R. J. Walker, of Kansas Territory, May 1 to Dec. 22, 1857; on Special duty at Washington, D. C., 1857‑58; and on frontier

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, June 11, 1858: 4th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

duty, on Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1859‑60, — Kiowa and Comanche Expedition, 1860, being engaged in several Skirmishes, June to Sep., 1860, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Operations in Missouri, Aug., 1861 to Feb., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Aug. 10, 1861, — and in command of Brigade,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Aug. 10, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.)

(Colonel, 3d Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, Aug. 15, 1861)

Oct. 12 to Dec. 28, 1861, and of Cavalry force of observation, near Springfield, Mo., Dec. 28, 1861, to Feb., 1862; in command of Division  p420 in the Pursuit of the Rebels under General Price into Arkansas, Feb.‑Mar., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Pea Ridge, Mar. 7‑8, 1862,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 7, 1862)

where he was thrice wounded; in command of the Army of Southwest

(Major, 5th Cavalry, July 17, 1862)

Missouri, Sep.‑Oct., 1862, — and of District of St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 12, 1862, to Mar. 1, 1863; in command of Division in the Vicksburg Campaign, Mar. to July 4, 1863, being engaged in Operations against the place, Mar.‑Apr., 1863, — Combat of Port Gibson, May 1, 1863, — Battle of Champion Hill, and Action at Edwards Station, May 16, 1863, — Capture of Rebel Works at Black River Bridge, May 17, 1863, — Assaults

(Bvt. Colonel, May 17, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Action of the Black River Bridge, Mis.)

of Vicksburg, May 19 and 22, 1863, and Siege of the place, May 22, till its Capitulation, July 4, 1863; on sick leave of absence, July to Sep., 1863; in command of Left Wing of 16th Army Corps, Sep. 3 to Oct. 15, 1863, and of 2d Division of the Army of Arkansas, Dec. 1, 1863, to Jan., 1864; in the Department of Arkansas, commanding Cavalry Division, Jan. to May, 1864, on the Camden Expedition, being engaged in the Combat at the Crossing of Little Missouri, Apr. 5‑6, 1864, — and Skirmish at Poison Spring, Apr. 9, 1864; in command of District of Little Rock, Ark., May to Dec. 28, 1864, being engaged in the Combat of Clarendon, June 20, 1864, — and Demonstration against Camden, Jan. 21 to Feb. 4, 1865; and in command of 3d Division, 16th Army Corps, in

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 11, 1865)

Operations against Mobile, Mar.‑Apr., 1865, being engaged in the Assault

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Capture of Little Rock)

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

and Capture of part of the works of Spanish Fort, Apr. 8, 1865, which compelled its evacuation; on March to Montgomery, Ala., Apr. 13 to Aug. 19, 1865.

Served: in command of St. Francis River District, Ark., Aug. 19, 1865, to Jan. 15, 1866; on leave of absence, Jan. 15, 1866, to Mar. 2,

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 15, 1866)

1867; in command of Detachment of 5th Cavalry at Raleigh, N. C., Mar. 2 to Apr. 6, 1866, — and of Post of Raleigh, N. C., Apr. 6, 1866, to Mar. 31, 1867; awaiting orders, Apr. 18 to Sep. 7, 1867; as Acting Judge-Advocate of the Department of Washington, Sep. 7, 1867, to Mar. 31, 1868, and Acting Assistant Inspector-General and Discharge Officer to Sep. 24, 1868, being charged with the protection of the President, Nov. 17‑19, 1867, and of the public buildings and property, Feb. 22 to May 27, 1868; in command of detachment of regiment on expedition against Cheyenne and Sioux Indians, Sep. 30, 1868, to Jan., 1869, being engaged in the Fight on Beaver Creek, Kan., Oct. 18, 1868, Action of Solomon River, Oct. 25, 1868, and on Short Nose Creek, Oct. 26, 1868; on frontier duty at Ft. Lyon, Col., and in the field against hostile Indians on the Beaver and Spring Creek, Jan. to May, 1869, being engaged in the Combats of May 13 and 16, 1869; in command of Expedition to the Republican River, June 9 to July 30, 1869, being engaged in the Combat of Summit Springs, Col., July 11, 1869; on leave of absence, July 30 to Nov. 26, 1869; on frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., Nov., 1869, to Nov., 1871, being in command of Expedition to Republican River, Oct. 20 to Nov. 7, 1870; in command of regiment and Camp McDowell, Ara.,  p421 Jan., 1872, to Feb. 28, 1873, — and Camp Lowell, Ara., Mar., 1873, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Cavalry, Jan. 7, 1873)

(Transferred to 5th Cavalry, Apr. 10, 1873)

Apr. 9, 1874; as Member of Board, at Los Angeles, Cal., for the purchase of horses, Apr. to June, 1874; on sick leave of absence in Europe, June 3, 1874, to June 30, 1875; on Court Martial at Ft. Lyon, Col., to Aug. 9, 1875; in command of regiment and Ft. Hays, Kan., to June 5, 1876, — on Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition to Nov. 7, 1876, being engaged in the Combat of Slim Buttes, Sep. 9‑10, 1876, and commanding District of Black Hills, June 19‑30, 1876, — and Ft. McPherson, Neb., Nov. 7, 1876, to Jan. 29, 1879, being detached to Omaha and Chicago, July, 1877, pending railroad riots; on leave of absence to Mar. 18, 1879; as Member of Retiring Board, New York city, to Sep. 20, 1879; in

(Colonel, 6th Cavalry, Apr. 29, 1879)

command of regiment and Ft. Lowell, Ara., to June 18, 1880, — of troops operating against Apache Indians in S. E. Arizona, Oct. 14, 1879, to Oct. 9, 1880, — of Expedition from Ft. Bowie, Ara., to Corralitos River, Sonora, Sep. 19 to Oct. 6, 1880, — of regiment and Ft. Lowell, Ara., to June 10, 1881, — of District of Apache, Sep. 16 to Oct. 20, 1881, and of Ft. Apache, Ara., June 10, 1881, to Jan. 4, 1882, being engaged in the Action of Cibicu, Aug. 31, 1881, and of the Defense of the Fort, Sep. 1, 1881, — and of regiment and Ft. Apache, Ara., to Mar. 31, 1882; on leave of absence, to July 31, 1882; in command of regiment and Ft. Lowell, Ara., Sep. 29, 1882, to June 30, 1883, and Sep. 21, 1883, to June 8, 1884, and Ft. Bayard, N. M., to Sep. 25, 1884; at San Francisco, purchasing horses, June 30 to Sep. 18, 1883; superintending mounted recruiting service at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 1, 1884, to July 31, 1886; on leave of absence, to Sep. 30, 1886; in command of regiment and Ft. Bayard, N. M., to June 8, 1888, and Ft. Wingate, N. M., June 22, 1888, to –––––; and of District of New Mexico, Nov. 26, 1888, to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

Medal of Honor

for distinguished gallantry in the battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 7, 1862, directing the deployment of his command and holding his ground, under a brisk fire of shot and shell, in which he was several times wounded; while serving as Colonel 3d Illinois Cavalry.

— Marched from Fort Bayard to Fort Wingate, N. M., in June, 1888, was there stationed till Dec. 1, 1890, keeping the Navajoes and Zuñis in order. — Commanded the District of New Mexico to Sept. 1, 1890. — Took 6th Cavalry to Rapid City, S. Dak, Dec., 1890, and engaged in the Pine Ridge campaign, commanding cavalry, artillery, and infantry, with which he covered the country north of the hostile stronghold, preventing Big Foot from forming junction with the hostiles Dec. 25, 1890, and driving them back when they attempted junction with him in a fight on the Cheyenne River, in Jan., 1891. — On leave of  p79 absence and special duty (member of Examining and Retiring Board) till Oct., 1891, when he took command of Fort Niobrara, Neb., and exercised general control over Rosebud Indians. — In camp near Old Fort Fetterman, Wyo., controlling Cattle Rustlers, 1892.

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, July 19, 1892)

— Station, Washington, D. C. — Commanded the troops, army, navy, and National Guard, for dedication of Grand Army Place, Washington, also for dedication of buildings and grounds of Chicago World's Fair. — Inspected and reported on the cavalry in the Department of Missouri, 1892.

Retired from Active Service, Feb. 15, 1893, § 1244, R. S.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Washington, D. C.

Civil History. — Member of National Geographic Society and of Kansas Historical Society.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born March 20, 1830.)

Military History. —

Medal of Honor

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., July 19, 1892.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 15, 1893, Section 1244, R. S.

Died, Dec. 2, 1910, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 81.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1911.

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