The Carson Family

From Washington County, Virginia 
To Rockcastle County, Kentucky
To Jellico, Tennessee
To Davie, Broward County, Florida


The Civil War


The John Evans Carson family was active on the Union side in the Civil War (The National Archives and Records Administration, NARA M386 roll 5)

James F Carson, Private
Rockcastle and Lincoln County Home Guard, Ky, Company D
3 Kentucky Infantry, Company F

Record from National Archive: Certificate of Disability for Discharge:
"James F. Carson a Corporal, of Captain H. King's Infantry, Company F. of the Third Kentucky Regiment of United States Infantry, was enlisted by Capt H. King, of the third Regiment of Kentucky Volunteer Infantry at Crab Orchard, Kentucky on the 20th day of July 1861 to serve 3 years; he was born in Rockcastle County in the State of Kentucky is Twenty years of age, Six feet 2 inches high, fair complexion, dark eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days. Rendered so by lying on the damp ground after having measles. Having no blankets, this at Shilo Battle Field from the 8th to the 15th day of April 1862 resulting in pulmonary consumption."
Station: Tuscumbia, Ala.
Date June 19th 1862
Discharged this 22nd day of July 1862 in Winchester, Tennessee.
W. L. Scott, Lt. Col. Commanding the post.
Place where soldier wishes to be addressed: Craborchid, Lincoln Co. KY.

Joseph J. Carson, 2 Lieut. and Captain
3 Kentucky Infantry, Companies I and F
Joseph J. Carson served as Captain in company 'F', Third Regiment, Kentucky Infantry Volunteers from May 17, 1 863 to March 15, 1864. Previous to that was mustered in at Murfreesboro, Tenn., was 1st Lieutenant, Company I, 3rd Kentucky Inf. promoted to Captain May 17, 1863.

Joseph J. Carson received a land allotment (Oklahoma Territory when Cherokee Strip was opened Sept. 16, 1893) for service in Union Army during Civil War.

Disability Claim Dec 1904

Disability Claim Jan 1905

3rd Regiment, Kentucky Infantry 
Organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., October 8, 1861. Attached to Thomas' Command to November, 1861. 11th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. Unattached, Loudon, Ky., Army of the Ohio, to March. 1862. 15th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, March, 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, March, 1862. 15th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 15th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to January, 1865.

SERVICE.-Moved to Lexington, Ky., September, 1861, and duty there till October 1. Moved to Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., October 1. Duty there, at Round Stone Creek, Crab Orchard, Somerset and Columbia till January, 1862. Moved to Renick's Creek, near Burkesville, January 7, and to mouth of Greasy Creek January 17. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., March 18-25; thence march to Savannah, Tenn., and to Shiloh March 29-April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 6. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Nashville, Tenn., and Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 19-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-18. Battle of Perryville October 8. Nelson's Cross Roads, Ky., October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 18-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Stewart's Creek December 29. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnaissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13-15. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Reconnaissance toward Chattanooga September 7. Lookout Valley September 7-8. Occupation of Chattanooga September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Near Lafayette September 14. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24- October 26. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Campaign in East Tennessee till April, 1864. March to Charleston April 18-26. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 5-13. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Calhoun May 16. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., September 9-12; thence to Louisville, Ky., October 6. Mustered out by Companies October 13, 1864, to January 10, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 103 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 192 Enlisted men by disease. Total 301. 

Rockcastle and Lincoln County Home Guards, Kentucky - Selected Members
Name                         Company     Rank
Butcher, David             C              Corporal 
Carson, Archibald         D             Corporal 
Carson, James F.           D             Private 
Carson, John E.             D             Corporal 
Carson, Zack             
      D             Private 
Carson, Samuel M.        E             Private 
Carson, Jr., Charles C.   E             Private 
Carson, Sr., Charles C.   E            Private 
Fish, Albert F.                A            Corporal 
Fish, Egbert                    A            Private 
Fish, James S.                FS     Lieutenant Colonel 
Fish, Jesse P.                 A             Private 
Fish, John M.                 A             Private 
Fish, John T.                 
A             Private 
Fish, William C.             A             First Sergeant 
Fish, William M.             A             First Lieutenant 
Owens, John                   A             Private 
Owens, Matison             B             Private 
Owens, William             B             Private 
Owens, Jr., Albert          B             Private 
Proctor, John J.              A             Private 
Proctor, William F.         A             Private 
Ramsey, Charles             A             Corporal 
Ramsey, Simon K.M.      A             Corporal 
Ramsey, William B.         A             Private 
Ramsey, Joseph L.           B               Private 
Ramsey, Mat                    B                 Private 
Sowder, Cal                      B              Sergeant 
Sowder, Daniel                 B             Private 
Sowder, John                     B             Private 
Sowder, Marion                 B             Private 
Sowder, Mason                 B             Private 
Sowder, Milton                 B             Private 


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