Civil War Records of Edward J. Carr


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence / Credit Occupation Notes
I 13th NHVI Private; enl. Aug. 16, 1862; must. in Sept. 20, 1862 must. out June 21, 1865 born New Ipswich, resident of New Ipswich, credit News Ipswich  

age 19

Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, part 2, p. 661,

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): x


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
I 13th NHVI July 28, 1890 Invalid 846 795 969 720 Mass.  
Sept. 4, 1906 Widow 854 659 650 753 Mass. Luranah M. Carr

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  14 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 101 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date August 9, 1906
Place Carlisle, Mass.
Cause bee sting
Obituary Concord Enterprise, August 15, 1906
Burial Carlisle, Mass.
Survived by Luranah M. Carr

Additional Information

"Edward J. Carr acquired his education in the common schools of his native town. At the breaking out of the Rebellion he enlisted in Company I, Thirteenth New Hampshire Regiment, and was mustered in at Ipswich. Enlisting for three years, he was on detached duty for two years and a half in Battery A, First Pennsylvania Artillery, and was in the first battle of Fredericksburg, at the siege of Suffolk, in the engagement at Chapin's farm, and at Fair Oaks. At Fair Oaks, on an average, two horses were killed in  each team of six drawing the caissons and  guns; but Mr. Carr was not wounded…"  (biographical sketch in: Biographical Review, Volume XXVII, Containing Life Sketches of Leading Citizens of Middlesex County, Massachusetts: 185-186).