b. 16/06/1842 Troy, New York. d. 03/01/1917 Titusville, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 17/09/1862 Antietam, Maryland.
Carter was born on 16 June 1842 in Troy, New York. He enlisted into the 33rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Nunda, New York in May 1861, and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in June 1862. Following his Medal of Honor action, he mustered out with the 33rd NY Infantry in June 1863. After a short time as a civilian, he was appointed as a Captain of the 1st New York Veteran Cavalry in October 1863. He again mustered out with his regiment in July 1865.
Following the war Carter resided in Pennsylvania and pursued various business ventures including a clothing store in Titusville and an oil company called Carter Oil which later became known as Exxon. He finally received his Medal of Honor on 10 September 1897.
While in command of a detached company, seeing his regiment thrown into confusion by a charge of the enemy, without orders made a countercharge upon the attacking column and checked the assault. Penetrated within the enemy’s lines at night and obtained valuable information.
BURIAL LOCATION: WOODLAWN CEMETERY, TITUSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA.
MAUSOLEUM BOOK 17, LOT 3208, SECTION J
LOCATION OF MEDAL: BELIEVED TO BE FAMILY.