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Carpenter, Charles D.


Age: 25, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/20/61, m/i 11/19/61, SDLR, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, m/o 10/23/62

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Birth: 04/11/1836, Waterbury, VT
Death: 07/03/1913

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 76225358


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/11/1878; widow Mary A., 7/14/1913, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Charles D. Carpenter, Civil War Veteran, Passed Away

While his former comrades-in-arms were reverently observing the fiftieth anniversary of the day at Gettysburg when the battle reached its high tide. Charles D. Carpenter,, one of the oldest native-born residents of Barre, a veteran soldier of the old First Vermont volunteer cavalry regiment and prominent in G.A.R. Circle, passed away at the home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. Nellie George Reed 47 Spaulding street, this forenoon at 11:45 o'clock. Death came to Mr. Carpenter on the anniversary of that memorable struggle, and had it not been for a period of ill health which had confined him to the house for six months, he would have been present today at the battlefield reunion.

The deceased leaves his wife and one son, Charles Leslie Carpenter, who lives in California, and also a stepdaughter. Two brothers, Orvis Carpenter of Saratoga, N. Y., and Hiram B. Carpenter of St. Johnsbury, also survive and there are three grandsons left. Mr. Carpenter was born in Barre, April 11, 1836,and except for a residence of several years in Montpelier, he had always made his home here. At an early age he went too the capital and learned the saddler's trade from Charles Johnson, a pioneer harness maker of central Vermont. His marriage to Mary A. Stone (nee Nichols) of Barre took place in this city March 7,m 1865. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter, Lenora (Carpenter) Rogers, died just thirteen years ago yesterday.

Mr. Carpenter enlisted from Washington county Sept. 20, 1861, and was mustered into United States service at Burlington in the same year. He went to the front as a saddler in Captain William Wells' company C, of the First Vermont Volunteer cavalry. With C company, Mr. Carpenter saw service with Sheridan's brigade in the Shenandoah valley campaign. Afterwards, his regiment was transferred to General Banks' corps and Mr. Carpenter soon to witness the most stirring contest that the war afforded - Gettysburg. With the cavalry, he remained at Gettysburg until after the surrender of Lee at Appomattox courthouse. At the close of the war he participated in the grand revue of the northern armies at Washington, D. C. Earlier in the war he had been assigned to duty along the defenses of Washington with headquarters at Alexandria, Va.

Following his marriage in 1865, Mr. Carpenter established a harness business in this city and continued his residence here until the day of this death. For the past six months, with Mrs. Carpenter, he had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Reed.

A member of R. B. Crandall post, no. 56 G.A.R., Mr. Carpenter retained an active interest in its welfare up to the last. It was a large disappointment to him that he should be unable to be with his old comrades at Gettysburg, where one of his brothers, who is attending the reunion will be notified of his death. In expressing his religious preference, Mr. Carpenter had long been an attendant at the Universalist church.

Funeral services will be held at the house, 47 Spaulding street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The interment will be made in Elmwood cemetery.

Source: Barre Daily Times, July 3, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.