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Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Major General Joseph Bradford Carr

1828 – 1895

 
 
Major General Joseph Bradford Carr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
1. Major General Joseph Bradford Carr Marker
Inscription.  
[Left of Monument: ]
United States Volunteer Service.

Mustered in United States Service   May 14, 1861.
Commissions.
Colonel   Second New York Volunteers, May 10, 1861.
Brigadier General United States Volunteers, Sept. 7, 1862.
Major General   United States Volunteers, August 24, 1865.
Mustered out   August 29, 1865.

New York State Service.
Commissions.

Second Lieutenant   Twenty-fourth Regiment, August 4, 1851.
First Lieutenant   Twenty-fourth Regiment, June 3, 1854.
Captain   Twenty-fourth Regiment, September 15, 1854.
Major   Twenty-fourth Regiment, August 4, 1858.
Colonel   Twenty-fourth Regiment, June 4, 1860.
Major General, January 23, 1867, until August 5, 1886.
Secretary of State of the State of New York for three successive terms from 1880 to 1886.

[Right of Monument: ]
Services in United States Volunteer Army.

Army of the Potomac.
Department of Virginia.
Army of the James.
Commanded all of the troops on the James River
from Fortress Monroe to City Point.

Engagements.
Big Bethel.
Fair Oaks.
Seven Pines.
Glendale.
Malvern
Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
2. Left Side of Monument
Hill, First.
Seven Days’ Fight.
Malvern Hill, Second.
Bristow Station.
Second Bull Run.
Chantilly.
Fredericksburg, First.
Rappahannock Station.
Fredericksburg, Second.
Chancellorsville.
Gettysburg.
Wapping Heights.
Auburn’s Ford.
Kelly’s Ford.
Brandy Station.
Battle of the Orchards.
Mile Run.
Crater.
Siege of Petersburg.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 42° 45.873′ N, 73° 39.939′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on Oakwood Cemetery Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in section B of Oakwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Uncle Sam” (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Panoramic View of American History (approx. ¼ mile away); Amos Eaton (approx. ¼ mile away); Major General John Ellis Wool (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Warren Family Mortuary Chapel: 1861 (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Henry Thomas (approx. half a mile away); St. Peter's Cemetery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Right Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
3. Right Side of Monument
Maj. Gen. Joseph Carr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
4. Maj. Gen. Joseph Carr Marker
Markers in Oakwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
5. Markers in Oakwood Cemetery
Gravestone of Maj. Gen. Joseph Carr image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2010
6. Gravestone of Maj. Gen. Joseph Carr
General Carr's gravestone is located just in front of the monument.
General Joseph Bradford Carr image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
7. General Joseph Bradford Carr
Brady-Handy Photograph Collection
Major General Joseph Bradford Carr Marker image. Click for full size.
8. Major General Joseph Bradford Carr Marker
This marker on the right side of his grave monument is from the Jonathan Williams Foundry catalog (American Art in Bronze and Iron, Jonathan Williams Foundry, Inc., v. 1: no. 1-7, 1902-1909, pg. 33).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 910 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8. submitted on August 20, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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