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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Carter L. Stevenson

(Ap'd Va.)


Carter Littlepage Stevenson: Born Sep. 21, 1817, Fredericksburg, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1834, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1838.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1838‑40; in the Florida War, 1840‑41; in garrison at Detroit Barracks, Mich., 1841‑44,

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Sep. 22, 1840)

— and Ft. Wilkins, Mich., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — and Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1847; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Brady, June 5 to Sep. 25, 1847; in garrison at Detroit, Mich.,

(Captain, 5th Infantry, June 30, 1847)

1847‑48; in the War with Mexico, 1848; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1848‑51, — March to Texas, 1851, — and Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1851‑52; on Recruiting service, 1852‑54; on frontier duty, escorting Captain Pope, Top. Engineer, on Pacific Railroad Exploration, 1855‑56, being engaged in a Skirmish with Apache Indians near the mouth of Delaware Creek, N. M., June 13, 1855, — and Rio Pecos, Tex., 1856; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57, being engaged in Skirmishes in Big Cypress Swamp, Mar. 5 and 6, 1857, and near Bowleg's Town, Mar. 13, 1857; on Utah Expedition, 1858‑60; on frontier duty at Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1860‑61; and Ft. Union, N. M., 1861; and on leave of absence, 1861.

Dismissed, June 25, 1861,

"it having been ascertained, to the satisfaction of the War Department,  p728 that he had entertained and expressed treasonable designs against the Government of the United States."

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Civil and Mining Engineer, 1866‑88.

Died, Aug. 15, 1888, in Caroline Co., Va.: Aged 71.

Buried, Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. The deficiency is made good on several websites; among them, the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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