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John Lewis CARTER

(Private, Company G, 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment) John was a Virginia born 21-year-old (born September 11, 1840 and died  April 30 1907). He was a married farmer from near Autaugaville when he enlisted for 2 years on March 1, 1862 at Autaugaville, Autauga County Alabama. His first wife was Francis Deramus b. 9 Feb 1843 and d. 5 Oct 1877.  His second wife was Blanche Ellen Golson b. 1846 d. 1921. He was first shown present at the Siege of Yorktown Virginia in April 1862. He served throughout the war as a teamster and was away from the unit much of the time hauling supplies, but was present at the Battle of Antietam/ Sharpsburg Maryland on September 17, 1862. I visited my ggGrandfather's grave in Autauga County a few weeks ago and there is a marker at the foot of his grave that says "Private, Co G, 6th Alabama Regiment, CSA". He was 21 when he signed up and I have an old photo of him when he was older. Sybil

The Prattville Progress  June 14, 1907
Carter, J.L.
Autauga Lodge No. 31, Autaugaville, May 25th, 1907 - Whereas, it has pleased God in his providence to remove from our midst our beloved brother, John L. Carter, who was born in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, on September 11th, 1840, and removed with his father at an early age to this county, where life has been spent, except four years in Virginia in the service of his country, as a member of the Autauga Rifles, 6th Alabama Regiment…..Since then he has resided near Kingston until his death, which occurred on the 30th day of April 1907… Sources: Compiled with permission by Barry N. Wyatt  from Death And Marriage Notices From Autauga County, Alabama Newspapers 1853-1889  and Death Notices From The Prattville Progress 1890-1910  by Larry E. Caver, Jr.


John Lewis Cater in his younger years

Photo of John Lewis  Carter


On Feb. 5, 2003, James D. Allen, creator of this website passed away
There is no doubt that he would want the work on the
6th Alabama Infantry to go on.
With that in mind, this site is dedicated to him.
We miss you, Jimmy.

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