Was born in Pitcher, Chenango county, N. Y., November fourteenth, 1829. His parents names were Thomas and Susan L. Carter. At the time of his enlistment, Lieutenant Carter was engaged with his father as a blacksmith. He enlisted September sixteenth, 1861, as Second Sergeant, and was with his company at the battles of Rappahannock Station, Warrenton Springs, Gainesville, Bull Run, Second Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. October twenty-ninth, 1862, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in Company B, vice Lieutenant Walcott, resigned.
At the battle of Bull Run he was captured by the rebels, paroled and sent to Annapolis, Md. He remained there until December fourteenth, 1862, when he was exchanged, and immediately rejoined his Regiment. At the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July first, 1863, he was wounded in the foot, the ball passing into the ankle joint, where it remained until April thirteenth, 1865, when his limb was amputated below the knee.
He was mustered out in consequence of his wound, October ninth, 1863. After his return, and while the Administration favored loyal Union soldiers, Lieutenant Carter filled the office of Post-Master in his native village. His present post-office address is Pitcher, N. Y.
- From the Regimental History of the 76th New York, A. P. Smith, 1867
The Medical and Surgical History-Part III, Volume II Chapter X.--Wounds And Injuries Of The Lower Extremities. Section V.--Wounds And Operations In The Leg., in a table entitled "Secondary Amputations in the Middle Third of the Leg for Shot Injury." reports on Carter's wound as follows: "Carter, A. L., Lieut., B, 76th New York. July 1,1863, April 13, 1865. Right; long posterior flap. Dr. F. Hyde. Cortland, N.Y. (Discharged November 9, 1863.)"
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