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Carter, Edward D.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Johnson, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 2/26/64, m/i 3/2/64, Pvt, Co. C, 17th VT INF, pow 7/30/64, Richmond, d/prison 10/16/64, Richmond

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1840, Hyde Park, VT
Death: 10/16/1864

Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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Edward D. Carter

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: MARCH 1, 1865

The funeral services for Edward D. Carter, of Johnson, was attended by Rev. I. Wheeler, at Johnson, Feb.19, 1865, when a large assembly met to pay their last respects to a dear friend, and a faithful patriotoc soldier. He enlisted in Co. C., 17th Reg., Vt. Vol. He was in the Battle of the Wilderness and several other engagements, and was also in that unfortunate disaster before Petersburg, where he was taken prisoner on the 31st July last. He was taken to Danville to prison, and for a time his health was quite good,, but the hard fare of prison life was more than he could endure. He was attacked by that awful scrounge, which was so common to the soldier --- the chronic diarrhoea --- which reduced him very low, when an order came to exchange prisoners. He then, with friendly aid, came with others to Richmond, and died before reaching our lines, on the 16th of Oct., 1865 in the 26th year of his age, about the time he enlisted unner the stars and stripes of American Freedom. He also enlisted as a soldier of Christ; he gave good evidence of a deep work of grace, which we trust has achieved to him the victors crown in heaven. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and one child, also a father and mother, two brothers and three sisters, and numerous other relatives.

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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