4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 16, 2020 6:11 PM by Ethan Carver

    Seeking military records for James Carver

    Ethan Carver Newbie

      My 4th Great Grandfather James Fletcher Carver was a Union Soldier who served in the 11th Kentucky Infantry Regiment during the Civil War (1861-1864). I have acquired his enlistment date, (Oct 17 1861); information stating he was present at the Battle of Shiloh, and that he was wounded in August 1864 while fighting to take Atlanta. There are still a lot of gray areas in between his enlistment and the date he was wounded and ultimately discharged. The 11th Kentucky is documented to have been involved in several more decisive and bloody battles during the war, including Sherman’s march to Atlanta. I’m seeking any additional information or Military Records regarding his participation during the war between enlistment and discharge. Any additional details or direction on where to find information like this will be greatly appreciated.

        • Re: Seeking military records for James Carver
          Elliot Schneider Navigator

          Ethan,

           

          Here are some documents. From enlistment of three years to promotion to 7th Corporal 1863, and the other showing he

          was severely wounded in the thigh. Also found he is buried https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/30896294/james-fletcher-carver

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

          Thanks,

           

          Elliot Schneider

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            • Re: Seeking military records for James Carver
              Elliot Schneider Navigator

              Ethan,

               

              Just found this in a Regimental diary of the 11th KY INF, they also state the following.

               

              Unfortunately, the regimental papers were lost to Confederate forces on 23 Nov 64 due to the abandonment of Pulaski, Tennessee by Federal forces. Major General Schofield ordered the evacuation of Pulaski to return to Nashville and only essential materials were taken along. However, a few duplicate enlistment and discharge certificates still survive.

               

               

               

               

              Carver, James F., Private, F Co, 17 Oct 61 at Rochester, KY. Jan-Feb 62 sick at Calhoun, KY.

               

              Promoted to 8th Corporal Jan 63. Promoted to 7th Corporal on 2 Jun 63. Wounded (severely) at

               

              battle of Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) on 6 Aug 64 and sent to Field Hospital #890 at Marietta, GA.

               

              Had a gunshot wound to right thigh where a mini ball passed through the lower half of

               

              thigh. Discharged 16 Dec 64 at Bowling Green, KY.

               

               

               

              Hope this helps with your search

               

               

              Elliot Schneider

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            • Re: Seeking military records for James Carver
              Thomas Richardson Tracker

              Dear Mr. Carver,

               

              Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

               

              We have searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War, 1890 - 1912  in the Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94) that includes a digitized file for James F Carver with the 11th Kentucky Infantry. To request a search and order copies of military pension application files based on Federal (not State or Confederate) service between 1775 and 1903 (before World War I), please complete a NATF Form 85 and mail it to the address on the form.

               

              Please note that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has suspended reproduction and digitization services until further notice due to COVID-19. Orders will not be serviced until operations can resume safely. Once operations resume, document reproduction requests will be filled in the order in which they were received. We apologize for any inconvenience.

               

              The 11th Kentucky Infantry Regiment served with a variety of military departments during the Civil War, transferring between the Army of the Ohio, Cumberland, and the District of Western Kentucky. It mustered on December 9th, 1861 and the mustered out on December 16th, 1864 at the end of it’s three year enlistment. We located an unofficial online roster of the 11th Kentucky Infantry Regiment which shows a James F Carver with Company B at the rank of Corporal.

               

              We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!

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