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Richard Welby CarterRoster ID 921
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1859|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Richard Welby Carter, Class of 1859: Born- March 11, 1837. Matriculated from Upperville, Va. At VMI 1 year. Military Record: Capt., militia cavalry co. with Va. forces that occupied Harpers Ferry on April 18, 1861. Entered CS service on April 27, 1861, at Union, Va., for 1 year as Capt., Co. H, 1st Va. Cavalry. Commanded co. of couriers and guard at army HQ and acted as Aide de Camp to Maj. Gen. G. W. Smith in May, 1862. To Maj. July 24, 1862. LtCol in 1862 or 1863. Appointed Col. on Aug 12, 1863. Captured Dec. 17, 1863, near Upperville, Va. Held at Camp Chase, Oh; Ft. Delaware, De. In June, 1864, one of the officers sent to Hilton Head Island, SC, to be placed under CS fire (a seperate group from the "Immortal 600"). Exchanged on Aug. 4, 1864. Court martialed for cowardice at Tom's Brook and cashiered. Captured in Fauquier Co. on Feb. 21, 1865. Released on oath from Ft. Delaware, De., on July 19, 1865. Post War Career: Farmer. Married Sophia Butts Carter, 1867. Died- Dec. 21, 1888, in Loudoun Co., Va.|