b. 25/11/1829 Baltimore, Maryland. d. 02/05/1884 Newtown, Virginia.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/08/1864 Mobile Bay, Alabama.
Born on November 25, 1829, in Baltimore, Maryland, Carr was living in that city when he joined the Navy in 1850. He served during the Civil War as a Master-at-Arms on the USS Richmond. At the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864, he “performed his duties with skill and courage” despite heavy fire. For this action, he was awarded the Medal of Honor four months later, on December 31, 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, Carr performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the prolonged battle which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the successful attacks carried out on Fort Morgan.
BURIAL LOCATION: ELMWOOD CEMETERY, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA.
SOUTH EAST LOT 39
LOCATION OF MEDAL: AMERICAN NUMISMATIC SOCIETY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK.