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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Milton T. Carr

(Ap'd Va.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1850, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1854.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; and on frontier

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Mar. 3, 1855)

duty, in conducting Recruits to New Mexico, 1855, — Ft. Craig,  p586 N. M., 1855‑56, — Scouting against Apache Indians, being engaged in several Skirmishes, 1856, — Ft. Craig, N. M., 1856, — March to Arizona, and Exploration of the country north of Calabazas, 1856‑57, — Camp Moore, N. M., 1857, — March to Ft. Buchanan, N. M., 1857, — March

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 20, 1857)

to California, 1857‑58, — San Francisco, Cal., 1858, — Ft. Crook, Cal., 1858, — Expedition to Honey Lake, 1858, — Ft. Crook, Cal., 1858‑59, — Scouting, 1859, — Ft. Tejon, Cal., 1859‑60, — Scouting, 1860, — Ft. Tejon, Cal., 1860‑61, — and Ft. Crook, Cal., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in the

(Captain, 1st Dragoons, May 31, 1861: 1st Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Nov., 1861, to Mar., 1862; absent sick, Mar. 29, 1862, to Jan., 1863; in command of regiment at Falmouth, Va., Jan.‑Feb., 1863; on sick leave of absence, Feb. 24 to Sep., 1863; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Wheeling, Va., Sep. to Oct., 1863; and absent without leave, Oct. 1 to Nov. 15, 1863.

Wholly Retired from Service, Dec. 29, 1863.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, Wheeling, Va., 1865 to 18–––.

Died, 18–––.

Buried, Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.​a

Thayer's Note:

a Strictly speaking, I'm not absolutely sure the man buried here is our West Pointer, but the dates and place fit, as does this page at Friends of Wheeling.

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