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William Jackson "Willy" Carter Sr.

Birth: 25 January, 1812
Death: 1886, Cleveland Co, NC
Burial: Family Cemetery, Cleveland Co, NC
Marriage: Amy Alice Hasten on 18 Oct 1831

Children of William Carter & Amy Hasten:

William Jackson "Jack" Carter Jr. - On tombstone listed as Co. F, 56th NC Infantry, C.S.A. which would put him in the same unit as John Wesley Carter. Bible states that he left home on February 8, 1864 and that he got home on May 19, 1865. He was released as a prisoner of war on May 13, 1865.

James C. Carter - Listed as Pvt. in Co. B, 49th Regiment of NC troops. Bible states that he "left home" May 27, 1861 and was killed May 17, 1864. War record states that he enlisted 14 May 1861 but has no death date. Troops records say that "On May 10, 1864 the Regiment marched to Petersburg and became part of Beauregard's Corps. On the 16th of May Beauregard crept up on Ben Butler near Drury's Bluff and Butler was forced to retreat with his Federal forces. The 49th lost heavily." From civil war books - "Erected south of Richmond on Drewry's Bluff of the James River, Fort Darling survived Union attempts to destroy it and kept Union warships away from Richmond until the city fell in 1865." "After a two week campaign, Union General Benjamin F. Butler's army was hit by a major attack from General P.G.T. Beauregard's Confederates at Drewry's Bluff on May 16, 1864, forcing Butler to withdraw and ending his offensive against Petersburg, Virginia."

Jesse J. Carter - Listed as Pvt. in Co. F, 34th Regiment of NC Troops (Floyd Rifles). Bible states that he "left home" October 10, 1861 and was killed at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. Records indicate that he enlisted 17 September 1861 and agrees with Bible as to date and place killed. Also states the following "The 34th was with General Jackson on his great flank movement at Chancellorsville and was near him when he was shot. After this hard battle the Army of Northern Virginia started towards Gettysburg and the Brigade, now known as Scales, because General Pender had ben promoted, for the first time had to retreat under fire. Scale's Brigade was in the second line of Pickett's Charge, but was repulsed and driven back in disorder, as was every other command engaged in that destructive charge."

John Wesley Carter - Listed as Pvt. in Co. F, 56th Regiment of NC troops. Bible states "left home" May 14, 1862 and died September 10, 1864. War records indicate that he enlisted 10 May 1862 and died 15 September 1864. Bible says he died at Richmond. Troop records indicate that the 56th "moved to Petersburg to help in battle with Grant --- the Crater (June 1864 - April 1865) also took its toll of the 56th."

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