Carpenter, Charles P.
Age: 20, credited to Moretown, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, CPL, Co. B, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63
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Birth: 07/18/1842, Middlesex, VT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 23785682
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3171864; widow Elizabeth J., 3/3/1913, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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CHARLES P. CARPENTER was born July 8th, 1842, in St. Johnsbury, Vt; my wife, Elizabeth J. Carpenter of St. Johnsbury, Vt; my son, Horace Carpenter, born May 30, 1874; his wife, Ethel Baker Carpenter, Lynn, Mass. My father was Don P. Carpenter, born Dec. 8, 1808. My mother, Hannah P. Hutchins Carpenter, born July 3, 1 808. My paternal grandfather, Nathaniel Carpenter, grandmother, Abigal Waterman Carpenter; maternal grandfather, Timothy Hutchins; grandmother, Hannah Cross.
I enlisted from Moretown, Vt., August 1862 in Co. B, 13th Vt. Vol. Discharged July, 1863. Occupation at time of enlistment, farmer. Occupation since, various. Twelve years mechanic; twelve years postmaster at St. Johnsbury, Vt; nine years hardware merchant; since, mechanic. Have lived in St. Johnsbury, Vt. I know of no members of my regiment living in this vicinity. I have no pictures of anything.
I was brought up as an ardent hater of slavery in every form, and consequently took great interest in the great political contest raging in the fifties. As I was the only son I was kept at home to help on the farm. I was wounded on the 3rd of July at Gettys- burg by a piece of shell, but did not leave the field or ranks. I was able to be in at the finish when Pickett's charge was encountered and hope I did my little to smash the attacking column. Was badly used up by my wound and the hard subsequent service, but stuck to my regiment until we arrived at Brattleboro where I went to the hospital but was mustered out with the regiment. This in brief covers my experience in the Civil War. Disabilities caused by disease prevented my re-enlistment. For two years I was disabled from performing manual labor. Since then I have enjoyed fair health, with only occasional returns of disease contracted.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 456
Obituary for Charles D. Carpenter Thu, Jul 3, 1913 – 1 · The Barre Daily Times (Barre, Vermont) · Newspapers.com