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John Joice Carter

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Woodlawn Cemetery

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Born:  June 16, 1842 at Troy, NY

Entered Service in the US Army from Nunda, NY

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism September 17, 1862 at Antietam, MD

Died:  January 03, 1917 at the age of 74

From dawn to dusk on September 17, 1862, General Lee's outnumbered Confederate forces fought desperately against the Union Army under General George McClellan at Antietam, Maryland in one of the deadliest battles of the Civil War. More than 20,000 men were killed in the day-long fight, and twenty Union soldiers served with such courage and distinction that they were awarded the Medal of Honor. Among these heroes was Second Lieutenant John Carter who, while in command of a detached company, saw his regiment thrown into confusion by a charge of the enemy. Without orders he made a countercharge upon the attacking column and checked the assault. That night he penetrated within the enemy's lines and obtained valuable information.

 

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