SAMUEL ARCH CARTER
1 stTENNESSEE INFANTRY BATTALION
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 22 June 1842 in Smith County, TN (Tombstone says 13 Apr 1842)
Died: 16 December 1916in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Mount Holley Cemetery, DeKalb County, TN ( FindAGrave)
Parents: George Washington and Leticia "Letty" (Farmer) Carter

Married: Mary Jane Hallum on 19 May 1865 in DeKalb County, TN
Born: 15 July 1848 in DeKalb County, TN
Died: 2 January 1907 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Mount Holley Cemetery, DeKalb County, TN
Parents: John and Frances (Stetson) Hallum

Children:

  1. William A. Carter
  2. Samuel A. Carter
  3. Letty F. Carter
  4. Gitty Carter
  5. Sarah F. Carter
  6. Elizabeth Carter
  7. Ashley Carter
  8. John T. Carter
  9. Melanie Carter
  10. Joseph E. Carter

MILITARY INFORMATION

1 stTennessee (Colm's) Infantry Battalion
Company A

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 10 Dec 1861 at Smithville
  • 6 Jan - 1 Aug 1862: Present
  • 1 Aug 1862 - 23 Feb 1863: Present
  • May & June 1863: Present
  • 31 Oct - 1 Dec 1863: Absent, wounded at Marietta, GA
  • Nov & Dec 1863: Absent, wounded at Marietta, GA
  • 21 Jan 1864: Age 21
  • Jan & Feb 1864: Present
  • Captured at Ft. Donelson 16 Feb 1862
  • Transferred to Camp Morton, IN in June 1862
  • Transferred to Vicksburg as prisoner exchange
  • Took Oath of Allegiance 21 Jan 1865
  • Residence: DeKalb County
  • Complexion: Fair
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Gray
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Was a Conscript on 15 Feb 1863

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

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ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 9 May 1902
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Silver Point, Putnam County, TN
  • Died: 16 Dec 1916
  • Member of 1st Battalion Company A
  • Wounded at Chickamauga, Callisium, Dalton, GA
  • Wounds: shot through right arm below elbow
  • Born 22 June 1842 in Smith County
  • Enlisted: 1861 Company A of the 1st TN Battalion, Captain Mat Martin, Major S. H. Combs
  • Captured
  • Wife is 55 years old
  • 2 sons and 1 daughter
  • Attest: G. M. Palmer & W. E. Burton

Supporting Documents:

  • W. E. Sypert, MD (18 Nov 1903) - Requests Claim Status
  • A. Z. Moore (31 Mar 1905) - Supports claim
  • W. E. Sypert, MD (5 Apr 1905) - What is needed for the claim?
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (6 Apr 1905) - Requests Service Records
  • War Department (8 Apr 1905) - Sent Service Record
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (18 Mar 1918) - Did SAC die?
  • Dollie Carter (3 Apr 1918) - SAC died 16 Dec 1916

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Smith County, TN, Page 350
  • 1860 Census: DeKalb County, TN, Page 139B
  • 1870 Census: DeKalb County, TN, Page 184B
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 176C
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 4B
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 124A

ADDITIONAL DATA