James H. Carr

BirthJuly 10, 1844
DeathFeb. 13, 1936
CemeteryBartley (Bartley)
PostLaird (Bartley)
Unit77th New York Infantry, Company G

Private James H. Carr

Company G, 77th New York Infantry

Carr was born in New York State on July 10, 1844. He enlisted at Northumberland, New York on August 30, 1862. Carr was mustered on September 18, 1862 and served about 33 months. He was mustered out on June 16, 1865 at Washington DC.

The 77th New York Infantry was organized at Saratoga, New York on November 22, 1861. During Carr’s enlistment, the regiment was engaged in many major battles. A partial list includes:

Battle of Malvern Hill (VA) (July 1, 1862).

Battle of Antietam (VA) (September 16-17, 1862).

Battle of Fredericksburg (VA) (December 12-15, 1862).

Battle of Gettysburg (PA) (July 2-4, 1863).

Battle of the Wilderness (VA) (May 5-7, 1864).

Battle of Spottsylvania Court House (VA) (May 8-12, 1864).

The regiment lost 17 members and 112 were wounded over several days of fighting at the Battle of the Spottsylvania Court House. Included in the wounded total, was Private Carr. He was wounded on May 10, 1864. The nature of his wound was not available. It would appear that he rejoined the regiment during his enlistment and was mustered out with his unit.

Carr died on February 13, 1936 at the age of 91 years. He is buried in the Bartley Cemetery in Bartley (Red Willow County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Laird Post (#296) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Bartley.

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