One of many who didn’t come home
Henry Carpenter, brother to David Carpenter, was born to Jonathan and Barbara Kistler Carpenter in Lincoln County, North Carolina on Aug. 22, 1824. Henry joined the army as a private, enlisting on March, 26, 1863 at age 40 in Company. I, N.C. 11th Infantry Regiment (the “Bethel Regiment”). He was wounded in the left hip July 1, 1863 and was captured July 5 at Gettysburg hospital. Henry died of his wounds while a POW in a Baltimore hospital July 31, 1863. Henry is buried in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.