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Eugene Asa Carr

Carr, Eugene Asa, 1830–1910, Union general in the U.S. Civil War, b. Concord, Erie co., N.Y., grad. West Point, 1850. In the Civil War he distinguished himself at Wilson's Creek (1861) and Pea Ridge (1862), was made (Mar., 1862) a brigadier general of volunteers, and fought in the campaigns at Vicksburg (1863) and Mobile (1865). After the war Carr was a well-known cavalry leader and Indian fighter in the West. Promoted to brigadier general in 1892, he was retired in 1893.

See biography by J. T. King (1963).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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