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Carter, John Carpenter


Lawyer, teacher, and Confederate general John Carpenter Carter was born in Waynesboro, Georgia on December 19, 1837. He became a lawyer but with the outbreak of the Civil War, Carter enlisted in the Confederate cause, serving as a captain in the 38th Tennessee at Shiloh. In 1862 he was promoted to the rank of colonel, serving at Perryville, Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga. Carter commanded Wright’s Brigade during the Atlanta Campaign. In July 1864 he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general, commanding Cheatham’s Division at the battles of Jonesboro and Franklin. He died December 10, 1864 following the Battle of Franklin in Tennessee.

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Source: A Day in the Life of the Civil War