Soldier’s life ended in a Union prison
David Carpenter was born to Jonathan and Barbara Kistler Carpenter in Lincoln County, North Carolina, on March 18, 1826. As a private he enlisted in Company I, NC 11th Infantry Regiment (the “Bethel Regiment”) on May 26, 1862. David was wounded during battle on July 1, 1863 and was captured on July 5 at a Gettysburg field hospital. On March 19, 1864 Pvt. David Carpenter, prisoner of war, died of disease and his injuries while in hospital at Point Lookout, Maryland. He is buried at the Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery.