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On September 23, 1861, Henry Carr enlisted in the 16th Infantry in Chazy, expecting to serve in the Civil War for 2 years. He was mustered in as a private on October 5th and joined the regiment while they were in winter quarters at Fairfax Seminary, VA. same
day he was mustered in to the 14th Artillery and, 2 months later, was promoted to corporal, just before the Battle of The Wilderness. A few months after that, he was promoted to sergeant after the regiment received over 500 casualties around Richmond and Petersburg.
Henry came home and almost immediately re-enlisted on October 17, 1863, in Canton, NY. On theHenry was transferred to the 121st Infantry on May 11, 1863, after fighting in Virginia and Maryland with the 16th Infantry in some of the major battles of 1862 and 1863 with major casualties – West Point, Gaines’ Mill, Crampton’s Pass, Antietam and Marye’s Heights. He stayed with the 121st until October 5, 1863.
From October until the end of the war, the 14th Artillery sustained more casualties. Two weeks before the end of the war, they had 274 casualties at Fort Stedman – 210 who went missing or who were captured. Most of the captured were returned because the Confederate forces didn’t have enough food to give them.
After the fall of Petersburg on April 2, the 14th helped maintain law and order there and were finally mustered out on August 20, 1865, in Washington.
In 1888 Henry applied for and received and Invalid’s Pension partially because of the gunshot wound he had received in the lower jaw, and in 1904, when he died in North Creek, NY, his widow, Chloe Jane Roblee, received her pension.