George W Carter

BirthFeb. 27, 1846
DeathOct. 11, 1931
CemeteryTrenton (Trenton)
PostBarnes (McCook)
Unit21st Michigan Infantry,Company A

Private George W Carter

Company A, 21st Michigan Infantry

Company B, 14th Michigan Infantry

Carter was born in Montcalm County, Michigan on February 27, 1846. He enlisted in the regiment on January 29, 1864 at Grand Rapids, Michigan. Carter was mustered on January 30, 1864. He served about 1 year and 5 months. Carter transferred to Company B of the 14th Michigan Infantry on June 9, 1865. He served about 1 month with the 2nd unit and was discharged on July 18, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

He joined the 21st Michigan Infantry in March 1864. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in several historic events. Some of them include:

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Carter died on October 11, 1931 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Trenton Cemetery in Trenton (Hitchcock County), Nebraska. Carter was a member of the Barnes Post (#207) of the Grand Army of the Republic in McCook, Nebraska.

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