Louis Henry Carpenter
Civil War Service
Born: Glassboro, New Jersey
Entered service at: Philadelphia
Served as private at start of Civil War
Rose to rank of Lt-Colonel in the 5th Cavalry
Breveted for gallantry at Gettysburg and Winchester
Post Civil War Service
Captain in 10th Cavalry from July, 1866
Assigned to Company H from July, 1867
Dispatched to Philadelphia to recruit non-commisioned officers in summer and fall of 1867
Awarded Medal of Honor for actions in Kansas and Colorado [Beecher's Island and Beaver Creek] on Sept 23-25 and Oct 15, 1868
Brevetted Lt-Colonel for action at Beaver Creek, KS; Oct 18th, while escorting Carr of the 5th Cavalry
Involved in capture and escort of Satank, Santana and Big Tree at Fort Sill, I.T., May 1871
Involved in fight at Anadarko Reservation, Wichita, I.T., August 1874
Heavily involved in the Victorio Campaign 1879-80
Transferred to the 5th Cavalry as promotion March 1883
Retired a Brigadier General Oct,1899
As of April 22nd of 1912 he was residing in Philadelphia
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Leckie, William H; The Buffalo Soldiers.
Brady, Cyrus T.; Indian Fights and Fighters.
US Govt Printing Office; Medal of Honor 1863-1968.
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