Private Green Carpenter, Co. K, 30th Mississippi Infantry, CSA

1829

  • January 15: William Green Carpenter was born in Mississippi.

1852

  • September 26: Green Carpenter married Louisa Ray in Carroll County, MS.

1860

  • August 20: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Carroll County, MS showed Green, a farmer with $700 in real estate and Louisa living with their children: Charles, 7 yrs old, Joseph, 5, John, 4, Wilson, 2 and Mary 1.

1861

  • April 30: Green enlisted in the C.S. Army in Granada, MS.

1862

  • February to June 30: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • April 30 to September 1: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent sick”
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1863

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Detailed Regimental Wagoner Jany 26/63 for order of Regt. Command”
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent sick sent to Hospital by surgeon 11 Apr 63”
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1864

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November 30: Green was wounded at the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 17: Green was captured in Franklin, TN.
  • December 27: He was admitted to U.S.A. General Hospital #1 in Nashville, TN with a gunshot fracture of left elbow joint. His injury was received from a cannon ball.

1865

  • March 7: Green was forwarded from Nashville to Louisville, KY, then on to Camp Chase in Columbus, OH, eventually ending up in Point Lookout,MD at the end of the month.
  • June 6: Green is released from Point Lookout, MD upon taking the oath of allegiance.

1870

  • July 9: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Carroll County, MS showed Green, a farmer, with $1,600 in real estate. He and his wife, Louisa, are living with several of their children.

1896

  • May 21: Green’s wife, Louisa died in Montgomery County, MS.

1900

  • June: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Montgomery County, MS showed a widowed Green living with his daughter, Laura, and her family.

1910

  • October 10: The Winona Times, Winona, MS had an excerpt about Green Carpenter in an obituary for J.F. Bibb.
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  • December 26: William Green Carpenter died in Montgomery County, MS.

1911

  • January 13: The Winona Times, Winona, MS had an article about Green’s death.
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***From newspaper snippets Green was a popular figure around town everybody calling him “Uncle Green.” He was active in veterans organizations and received a pension for his military service.