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CARTER, JOHN

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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.

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Service

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U.S. Army Second Lieutenant (highest rank: Colonel) Company B, 33d New York Infantry

Conflict

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Civil War 1862 Troy, Rensselaer County, New York

Citation

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.