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Civil War Records of Edward J. Carr

Grand Army of the Republic
Isaac Davis Post No. 138

Personal War Sketch for Edward J. Carr

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Comrade Edward J. Carr
Who was born the twenty-third
day of
A.D. 1843
New Ipswich County of State of New Hampshire

I first entered service, as private, enlisting at New Ipswich, New Hampshire and mustered in on August 1862, at Concord, N. H. with Co. I 13th N. H. Infantry and this company detached on April 1, 1863.


On April 1, 1863, I was transferred to Battery A 1st Penn Light Artillery. During my service, I still held the rank of private and at the close of the war it was still the same. I was not discharged until the close of the war and it was on June, 1865 I was discharged at Richmond, Virginia.


The first battle I took part in was in 1862 at Fredericksburg.


I also was engaged in the engagements at Suffolk, Va., Edenton Road, Va. Reconnaissance to Hanover Court House, Ballyhack Station Siege of Petersburg, Va., Chapin's Farm, Va., Seven Pines, Va., & Richmond, Va.


I was never wounded, confined in hospital or taken prisoner.


Among my most intimate comrades were William Hardy & Alexander C. Leyde.

What I considered the most important events of my career during service were going to Richmond & being discharged.


There is no other event that I can state that is connected with my life while engaged in service.

I Certify that the Sketch of my War service as above written is true as
I verily believe  
Date Signed
We certify that Comrade Edward J. Carr Joined Isaac Davis
Post No. 138 Department of Massachusetts, G.A.R. May 22, 1889
Held Offices of
F.H. Stevens
H.R. Knowlton