Willis Carr (10th USCT HA)

Willis Carr was born around 1824 in Albemarle County, Virginia. It is unclear whether Carr was free or a slave, but he did join the Union army at the age of 40. Willis enlisted in New Orleans on October 28, 1864, for a period of three years. On November 15th, 1864, Carr was promoted from private to sergeant on the same day that he mustered into Company H of the 10th USCT Heavy Artillery Regiment. His enlistment papers list his occupation as laborer and describe him as 5 feet, 3 inches tall, with black hair, black eyes, and a black complexion.

Carr's regiment served on garrison duty at New Orleans and in the Department of the Gulf for the entirety of its service. Willis and his regiment mustered out on February 22, 1867, near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Carr never filed a pension, and the details of his post-war life are unknown.

Name:Carr, Willis
Alternative names:
  • Soldier
10th Regiment Heavy Artillery U.S. Colored TroopsH
Branch of service:Army
Enlistment1864-10-28New Orleans, LAaccepted40Unknown
Muster In1864-11-15New Orleans, LA
Muster Out1867-02-22Baton Rouge, LAMustered Out
Residence at enlistment:
Rank In:Private
Rank Out:Sergeant
Highest rank achieved:Sergeant
Person 1Person 2NumberRelation Type
Carr, Willisnoneapplication-invalid
Carr, Willisnoneapplication-minor
Carr, Willisnoneapplication-parent
Carr, Willisnoneapplication-widow
Birth date:1824
Birth date certainty:About
Birth place:Albemarle County, VA
Death date:
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Compiled Service Records for Willis Carr, RG94, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; Frederick A. Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, vol. 3 (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Company, 1908).