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Civil War Soldiers - Carr

Carr, Eugene A., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Erie county, N. Y., March 20, 1830, was graduated at West Point in 1850, and then engaged in Indian fighting and garrison duty until 1861, being promoted in the meantime to captain. During the Civil war he served with distinction at most of the principal battles, being promoted and given brevet ranks until he reached the rank of brevet major-general, U. S. A., March 13, 1865. He engaged at Dug springs, Wilson's creek, where he won the brevet of lieutenant-colonel for gallantry, was acting brigadier-general in Fremont's hundred days' campaign, served under Hunter, Halleck and Curtis, and was assigned, Feb., 1862, to the command of the 4th division of the Army of the Southwest, participating in the pursuit of the enemy into Arkansas, and holding the rank of brigadier-general which he had received March 7, 1862. At Pea ridge, although thrice wounded, he held his position for seven hours, contributing in large measure to the success of the day and winning for himself a medal of honor. The rest of his army record in the Civil war was no less illustrious than that already described, and he came out of the contest with many testimonials to his gallantry and faithful attention to duty. He was made lieutenant-colonel of the 4th cavalry, in 1873, transferred to the 5th cavalry later, and promoted to colonel of the 6th cavalry in 1879. He was actively engaged in many of the Indian wars of the southwest, proving himself always a gallant and efficient soldier. In July, 1892, he was commissioned brigadier- general U. S. A., and was retired Feb. 15, 1893.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

Carr, Joseph B., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Albany, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1828. He was educated in the public schools, apprenticed to a tobacconist, entered the militia in 1849, and rose to be colonel. In May, 1861, he went to the front as colonel of the 2nd N. Y. volunteers, his regiment being the first to encamp in Virginia, and he commanded the 2nd at Big Bethel, Newmarket bridge, the Orchards, Fair Oaks and Glendale. He commanded the 2nd N. J. brigade at Malvern hill, distinguishing himself at that battle, and on Sept. 7, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general for "gallant and meritorious services in the field." He subsequently served with conspicuous bravery at the battles of Bristoe station, 2nd Bull Run, Chantilly, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Wapping Heights and Robinson's tavern. He served in front of Petersburg in command of the 1st division, 18th corps, and supported Gen. Burnside in the mine fight with this force and the 3d division of the 10th corps (colored). He was given command of the James river defenses with headquarters at Wilson's landing, June 1, 1864, was transferred to City Point on May 20, 1865, and on June 1, 1865, was given the brevet commission of major-general of volunteers, to date from March 13, "for gallant and meritorious services during the war." Being mustered out of the service in Oct., 1865, he was appointed by Gov. Fenton, major-general, N. Y. state militia, and commanded the forces that quelled the railroad riots of 1877. He was placed on the retired list in 1887. Gen. Carr was elected secretary of state for New York in 1879, and served three terms, and was candidate for governor in 1885. He died at Troy, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1895.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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