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Carr, Anthony

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Ferrisburgh, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 6/2/62, m/i 7/9/62, SGT, Co. C, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65 [College: MC 69]

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VITALS

Birth: 04/15/1837, Highgate, VT
Death: 07/02/1918

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: 20
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 95666444

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/15/1911, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: MC 69
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Anthony Carr

Bennington Evening Banner
Wed. July 3, 1918

Death of Anthony Carr

Civil War Veteran Had Long and Varied Career

Anthony Carr died at the Soldiers' Home Tuesday afternoon, July 2, 1918, at the age of 81 years, having been born in Farnham, PQ, April 15, 1837. He first enlisted in Co. I, 1st Vt., May 2, 1861, and was mustered out with his company, Aug 16, 1861; next enlisted as a sergeant in Co. C, 9th Vt., June 2, 1862, and was mustered out June 13, 1865.

He entered Middlebury College in 1865 and received his diploma an A.B. in 1869. He then took up his life work as a civil engineer and in that capacity was engaged in the survey of many railroads in Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Texas from 1884 to 1890 and was later with the Cinnabar Mining Co., in Brewster, Texas. He also lived at various times in California and Arizona.

He never married and his only living relative so far as known is a sister, Mrs. Emerson, who left her home in Montreal to care for him when he became seriously ill and is now here.

Such, in brief, is his life history. As known by his comrades at the Home he was courteous, kind and generous. His heart and his purse were always open to relieve the wants of the unfortunate, but it is feared he did not always closely discriminate. In short, he was what is sometimes called "an easy mark" by the improvident and the "dead beat," but "e'en his failings leaned to virtue's side." He was strong in his beliefs and disbeliefs and tenacious in maintaining them. All in all, he was a good man and will be greatly missed by his comrades.

The funeral will be held this afternoon, Rev. G. S. Mills officiating, and the burial in the Home cemetery.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau