Collection number: MS 219
About James W. Carr
James W. Carr was a captain in C Company of the Second Regiment of the New Hampshire
Volunteers during the Civil War. He would become a lieutenant colonel before his
discharge on June 21, 1864. Born in Poplin (Fremont), New Hampshire in 1825, Carr
would later move to Illinois and Michigan. He returned to New Hampshire in 1861 to
enlist in the New Hampshire Volunteers. After the war he became a successful lumber
dealer. He died in Grand Rapids, Michigan on July 5th, 1875.
About the James W. Carr Diary
The diary documents Carr’s experiences as a captain during the Civil War. He includes
entries about his encounter with the Merrimack, Lincoln’s visit to his camp, the
Battle of Yorktown, the Battle of Seven Pines and Fair Oaks, the Second Battle of
Bull Run, and the Battle of Fredericksburg.
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James W. Carr Diary, 1862, MS 219, Milne Special Collections and Archives,
University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Donated, Sept. 2005