James J. Carle, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Captain James J. Carle, Co. H, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves
Captain James J. Carle, Co. H, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

JAMES CARLE, son of John and Maria (Suttle) Carle, was born on the 8th of September, 1835, in Broome county, New York. He served an apprenticeship to the business of printing, and five years in the regular army, and entered the volunteer service in April, 1861, as a Captain in the Sixth Reserve Regiment, participating in all the battles in which that noted body was engaged. At Antietam he had a part of his left hand shot away, but remained with his company until ordered back. When the Reserve corps, at the expiration of its term of service, was mustered out, the remnants – a few scarred veterans – were organized into two new regiments, the One Hundred and Ninetieth and Ninety-first, and Captain Carle was given command of the latter. Soon after crossing the James he was directed to charge the enemy before Petersburg. This order was gallantly executed, and the Thirty-ninth North Carolina regiment was captured in a body. On the 18th of August, 1864, in an action upon the Weldon Railroad, near the Yellow House, he was captured with a large part of his brigade, and was held at Belle Isle, Salisbury, and Danville, until near the close of the war. “For conspicuous gallantry and meritorious services” he was brevetted Brigadier-General by the President.1

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  1. Bates, Samuel P., Martial Deeds of Pennsylvania, pgs. 948-949.