Valley of the Shadow

From Compiled Military Service Records at National Archives

Personal Information

Name: Samuel Franklin Carson
Birthplace: Virginia
Date of Birth: July 18, 1831
Physical Description: Height 5'9", eyes blue, hair fair, complexion fair.
Prewar Life: 1860 Census, Farmer, age 29, 1st District, Augusta Co. Pvt., Southern Guard 1860

Enlistment Records

Date of Enlistment: April 17, 1861
Place of Enlistment: Augusta Co.
Age at Enlistment: --
Occupation at Enlistment: --
Conscript Or Substitute: --

Service Information

Rank: Sgt.
Company: D
Transfer Company: --
Regiment: 5th Va. Inf.

Military Service Record

Promotions: To 1st Lt. 00-00-1861
Transfers and Other Services: --
Muster Sheet: Mustered in at Harpers Ferry 05-25-1861; returned 08-00-1863 from being wounded at Chancellorsville
Captured: February 6, 1864; Morton's Ford
Missing in Action: --
Prison: June 12, 1865; Ft. Delaware; Hilton Head; Morris Island S. C.; released
AWOL (Absent without Leave): --
Deserted: --
Discharge: --
Paroled: --
Notes: Became one of the Immortal 600 at Morris Island

Casualty Information

Killed in Action: --
Wounded in Action: May 3, 1863; Chancellorsville, wrist
Died of Disease: --
Died of Wounds: --
Hospital: --

Other Information

Personal Life: --
Postwar Life: 1870 Census, Farmer, age 38, Riverheads District, Augusta Co. Residing in Steele's Tavern and Spottswood
Date of Death: February 20, 1893
Place of Death: near Spottswood
Burial Place: Old Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery Augusta Co.
Cause Of Death: --
Epitaph: --
Dwelling # (1860 Census): 990
Family # (1860 Census): 996