John H. Carson


BirthMarch 23, 1846
DeathJuly 26, 1936
CemeteryOrd (Ord)
PostCarson (Ord)
Unit124th Illinois Infantry, Company F

Corporal John H. Carson

Company F, 124th Illinois Infantry

Carson was born in Connecticut on March 23, 1846. He was residing in Kewanee (Henry County), Illinois when he enlisted for 3 years on August 11, 1862. Carson was mustered in the unit on September 10, 1862. He served nearly 3 years and was mustered out on August 15, 1865 at Camp Douglas, Illinois.

The 124th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Douglas (Chicago), Illinois on September 10, 1862. During Carson’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial includes:

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Battle of Meridian (MS) (February 13-14, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 9, 1865).

Capture of Mobile (AL) (April 12, 1865).

Carson died on July 26, 1936 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Ord Cemetery in Ord (Valley County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Foote Post (#40) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ord.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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