Billed for a lost weapon

Further evidence of the 13th’s participation in the rout of General Early’s demoralized troops after the Battle of Cedar Creek was uncovered by independent historian Jess McLean.

He found a notation on the records of Private Henry Francis Carr of the Secessionists which indicated that Carr was in the great skedaddle.

On Nov. 4, 1864, McLean records in his history of the regiment, Private Carr was “Charged for his Gun and accouterments that he lost October 19, 1864.”

Carr, according to McLean, had enlisted in early July, 1861, when the regiment was in training near Union City, Tennessee shortly before it left for Virginia.

He was then a 30-year-old, unmarried farmer who was joining his 32-year-old married farmer brother, Private James Hamilton Carr who had enlisted in the Secessionists two months earlier.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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2 Responses to Billed for a lost weapon

  1. Wonder how much General Early was billed for losing the battle?

  2. Dick Stanley says:

    Heh. Well, his reputation went to hell.

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