Sergeant Zimri Carter, Co. E, 16th South Carolina Infantry, CSA

1838

  • April 16: Zimri Carter is born in South Carolina to Thomas and Eleanor Carter.

1850

  • November 22: The U.S Federal Census enumerated in Laurens, Laurens County, SC showed 12-year-old Zimri living with his parents and siblings. His father, Thomas, was a farmer and owned 9 slaves.

1860

  • June 22: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Tumbling Shoals, Laurens County, SC showed 22-year-old Zimri living with his parents and siblings. His father Thomas was a farmer and owned 10 slaves.

1861

  • November 27: Zimri Carter enlisted in the C.S. Army. He mustered into the 16th SC Infantry.

1862

  • May to December: Company Muster Rolls. Present

1863

  • January to June: Company Muster Rolls. Present.
  • July & August: Company Muster roll. Absent.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Present
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “absent on furlough at home Laurens District S.C. forty days (40) Commencing Dec 5 ending Jan 15.”

1864

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “absent on furlough from 31 day Jan 1864 to the 9 March 1864.”
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “absent sick by authority of surgeon since July 22, 1864”
  • November 30: Wounded while fighting in the Battle of Franklin. “Diagnosis: simple fl. wd. of Lt. Thigh upper 3’’ “Missile: cannonball”           
  • December 17: Captured in Franklin, Tennessee.
  • Dec 26: Admitted to No. 1 U.S.A. General Hospital, Nashville, TN

1865

  • Jan 5: Zimri was received in Louisville, Kentucky from Nashville. From there he was forwarded onto Camp Chase in Ohio. He ultimately ended up at Point Lookout, Maryland.
  • June 5: Released from Point Lookout, Maryland

1866 (abt)

  • Zimri married Adeline Riley.

1870

  • August 11: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Laurens, Laurens County, SC showed Zimri, a farmer, and Adeline living with their two young children.

1880

  • June 9: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Sullivan, Laurens County, SC showed Zimri, a farmer, and Addie living with their 4 young children: Ella, Suda, Tommy and Telulah.

1897

  • May 4: The Laurens Advertiser, Laurens, SC.
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1900 

  • June 15: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Sullivan, Laurens County, SC showed Zimri, a farmer, and Addie living with two of their adult children: Lillie and Maggie.

1905

  • June 18: Zimri Carter died. He was buried at the Carter Family Cemetery in Laurens County, SC.           
  • June 21: The Laurens Advertiser, Laurens, SC.
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  • June 22: The Evening Index, Greenwood, SC.
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***Zimri was active in politics. He was a democrat.