A careful examination of his service record revealed something interesting.
|May 2007: |
Isaac Carter's Great Grandson at Fort Macon
- March 12, 1864: Isaac enlisted in 1st North Carolina Heavy Artillery, later known as USCT 14th Heavy Artillery. Rank: Sergeant, Company B.
- He was present at company muster roll through June 1865: Sergeant.
- July & August 1865 Company B muster roll reveals he had been demoted to Private. Remarks: Transferred to Company G Res S.O. No. 78....
- In the next page, also for July & August 1865, he appears in company muster roll for Company G as a Private with the following remarks: Free April 19, 1861. Transferred from Company "B", August 28, 1865 By S.O. No. 78 Hd Qrts 14 U.S. Promoted to Corpl (Sept. 1, 1865 By S.O. No. 82). [two lines down]: Roll Mutilated.
- September & October 1865: Rank: Sergeant, Company G. Remarks: Promoted Sergt Sept. 20, 1865.
Now that I'm aware of when the transfer occurred, I can more carefully recreate Co. B & G for the time periods when Isaac served in both. (See Brainstorming for Backstory and USCT 14th Heavy Artillery A-Z for further info on this sub-project.)
Transcription: Sharper Williams' Affidavit on behalf of Isaac Carter
No. 612812 of Isaac Carter Co. G. 14 U.S.C.H.A.
On this 3rd day of June A.D. 1890 Personally
appeared before me a clerk of the
Superior Court a Court of record in
and for the County & State aforesaid
Sharper Williams aged 65 yrs well
known to be reputable and en-
titled to credit & who being duly
sworn according to Law declares:
I enlisted Pvt. Co_ G. 14 USCHArty Feb
1865 and became acquainted
with Isaac Carter Sgt of my Co at
the same time. When I first
he was very sick with diarrhea
& piles also with Chronic Rheumatism
at Carolina City N.C. on about
Feb 1865 he was in the hospital
and was healed by the Surgeon,
And he was also taken with
a heavy cold which resulted in
the asthma and he continued
to complain and have a
severe cough and was at a
severe strain all the remainder
of the service with the diarrhea
and piles and complained
being afflicted with rheumatism
in the feet and Legs, which
swell up & to such extent that
at times he cannot walk.
And he was in this condition all
the rest of the service. Since the
war I have at times seen
him at times very week (sic)
two or three times a month
And so for as i know he is
down for two or three times
a year for a month or more
at at (sic) a time with rheumatism so
he can't walk and from straining
diarrhea & piles pains in throat
& heart. He has continued to
suffer in such condition ever since
the war. I have no interest in
the claim. My P.O. address is
New Bern N.C.
witness ) his
E.W. Carpenter ) Sharper X Williams
AM Baker ) mark
Sworn & subscribed
to before me this 3rd day of June 1890
& I certify that the foregoing was read
to affiant as he stated before making
his mart to same & that he is the
identical person he claims to be & is cred-
ible & worthy of belief also that I have no
interest in this claim.