CARTER, JOHN J. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Second Lieutenant, Company B, 33d New York Infantry.
Place and date:   At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862.

Entered service at:   Nunda, N.Y. Born: 16 June 1842, Troy, N.Y.

Date of issue:   10 September 1897.

Citation:   While in command of a detached company, seeing his regiment thrown into confusion by a charge of the enemy, without orders made a countercharge upon the attacking column and checked the assault. Penetrated within the enemy's lines at night and obtained valuable information.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)