CARTER, JOSEPH F. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Captain, Company D, 3d Maryland Infantry. Place and date: At Fort Stedman, Va., 25 March 1865.

Entered service at:   Baltimore, Md.

Birth:   Baltimore, Md.

Date of issue:   9 July 1891.

Citation:   Captured the colors of the 51st Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.). During the battle he was captured and escaped bringing a number of prisoners with him.

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)