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William Giles Harding Carter

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nashville, TN, USA
Death: Died
Place of Burial: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Jefferson Carter and Anne Carter
Husband of Ida Carter
Father of Gen. William Vaulx Carter and Leigh Hays Carter
Brother of Laura Carter H. Langford, Author; Watkins Leigh Carter; Warren Carter; Hays Carter; Charles Vaulx Carter and 8 others
Half brother of Watson M Carter; Jordan B Carter and Eliza S Johnson

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About William Giles Harding Carter

Born at Nashville, Tennessee, November 19, 1851, he was educated in private and public schools of Nashville and at the Kentucky Military Institute, Frankfort, Kentucky.

He served as a mounted messenger in the Civil War, 1864-65; graduated from West Point in 1873. He married Ida Dawley, October 27, 1880.

Appointed Second Lieutenant, 8th United States Infantry, June 13, 1873 and was promoted through the grades to Major General, November 13, 1909. He was awarded the Medal of Honor "for distinguished bravery in action against Apache Indians at Cibicue Creek, Arizona, August 30, 1881. He was also awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in World War I.

He was a student of Army organization and administration, mainly responsible for the technical details of the Army organization, 1901-03; commanding officer, 2nd Division, 1913; Hawaiian Department, January 1914-1915; retired by operation of law, November 19, 1915. Recalled to active duty, August 26, 1917. Commanded the Central Department, Chicago, August 1917-February 1918; Author of: Horses, Saddles, and Bridles, 1918; From Yorktown to Santiago With the 6th Cavalry, 1900; Old Army Sketches, 1906; Giles Carter of Virginia, 1909; The American Army, 1915; Life and Services of General Chaffee, 1917.

He died on May 24, 1925 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Ida Hawley Carter (1860-1958) is buried with him. His son, Leigh Hays Carter (1884-1907) is also in the same gravesite. His second son, William Vaulx Carter (1883-January 28, 1971) who graduated from West Point in 1904 and who served as a Brigadier General and Secretary of the Service Schools and his wives, Helen Coryn Carter (May 1, 1888-August 12, 1912) and Margaret Barker Woodbury Carter (September 1, 1896-November 13, 1978) and his son, William Harding Carter II (September 23, 1915-May 17, 1944), who served as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps Reserve and who was killed-in-action in World War II, are also in the same site.

CARTER, WILLIAM H MAJ GEN USA RTD DATE OF DEATH: 05/24/1925 BURIED AT: SECTION W SITE LOT 443 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/whcarter.htm

William Giles Harding Carter, son of Samuel Jef- ferson and Anne Vaulx Carter, at present the oldest living representative, in the direct line, bearing the name of Carter, was born near Nashville, Tennessee, November 19th, 1851.

William Giles Harding Carter was married, Octo- ber 27th, 1880, at San Francisco, California, to Ida Dawley. Two sons have been born of this marriage, William Vaulx Carter (who was graduated from West Point in 1904 and appointed a lieutenant in the Sixth United States Cavalry, his father's old regi- ment), and Leigh Hays Carter, who, while a student at the University of Illinois, was accidentally killed by an electric shock in one of the University build- ings, August 27th, 1907.

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Gen. William G. H. Carter, Medal of Honor's Timeline

1851
November 19, 1851
Nashville, TN, USA
1880
October 27, 1880
Age 28
San Francisco, California, United States
1883
January 30, 1883
Age 31
1884
October 23, 1884
Age 32
1925
1925
Age 73
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