Carman, Ezra Ayers, 1834-1909

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Ezra Ayers Carman (1834-1909) was a Civil War veteran and a recognized authority on the Battle of Antietam.

From the description of Ezra Ayers Carman genealogical research papers, 1816, 1860-1931. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 317396328

U.S. Army officer, civil servant, and author.

From the description of Ezra Ayers Carman papers, 1861-1909. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981813

Ezra Ayers Carman (1834-1909) was a Civil War officer interested in the history of that war and particularly the Battle of Antietam. Carman served on the Antietam Battlefield Board from 1894 to 1898 and in 1905 was appointed chairman of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission at the insistence of the previous chairman, Henry V.N. Boynton. Carman also served as Chief Clerk in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture from 1877 to 1885. His son, Dr. Louis D. Carman (1860-1936), was a medical examiner in the U.S. Pension Bureau from 1883 to 1933.

From the description of Ezra Ayers Carman papers, 1828-1934, bulk (1861-1909). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122576122

From the guide to the Ezra A. Carman papers, 1827-1934, 1880-1900, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Biographical Note

  • 1834, Feb. 27: Born, Oak Tree, near Metuchen, N.J.
  • 1855: A.B., Western Military Institute, Drennon Springs, Ky.
  • 1855 - 1856 : Assistant professor of mathematics, University of Nashville, Nashville, Tenn.
  • 1856: Married Louisa Salmon (died 1857)
  • 1858: A.M., University of Nashville
  • 1859: Married Ada Salmon
  • 1861 - 1863 : Served in the United States Army of the Potomac
  • 1861: Commissioned lieutenant colonel, Seventh Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers Infantry Division
  • 1862: Wounded in Battle of Williamsburg, Va. Commissioned colonel, Thirteenth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers Infantry Division
  • 1863 - 1865 : Served in the United States Army of the Cumberland
  • 1865: Commissioned brigadier general, United States Volunteers
  • 1865 - 1870 : Active in lumber business, Newark and Jersey City, N.J.
  • 1871 - 1875 : Comptroller, Jersey City, N.J.
  • 1877 - 1885 : Chief clerk, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C.
  • 1894 - 1898 : Member, Antietam Battlefield Board
  • 1905 - 1909 : Chairman, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park Commission
  • 1909, Dec. 25: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Ezra Ayers Carman Papers, 1861-1909, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Ezra Ayers Carman (1834-1909) was a Civil War veteran and recognized authority on the Battle of Antietam. He served on the Antietam Battlefield Board from 1894 to 1898 and in 1905 was appointed chairman of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. Carman also served as Chief Clerk in the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture from 1877 to 1885. His son, Dr. Louis D. Carman (1860-1936), was a medical examiner in the U.S. Pension Bureau from 1883 to 1933.

Carman was also interested in the history and genealogy of his family. He was a member of the Carman Association and gave the keynote address at the 1881 Carman family reunion. At the time of his death, he was assembling material for a book on the Carman family.

From the guide to the Ezra Ayers Carman genealogical research papers, 1816, 1860-1931, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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creatorOf Carman, Ezra Ayers, 1834-1909. Ezra Ayers Carman papers, 1828-1934, bulk (1861-1909). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Ezra Ayers Carman Papers, 1861-1909 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Ezra A. Carman papers, 1827-1934, 1880-1900 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Ward, Marcus L. (Marcus Lawrence), 1812-1884. Papers, 1683-1912. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Carman, Ezra Ayers, 1834-1909. Ezra Ayers Carman genealogical research papers, 1816, 1860-1931. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Carman, Ezra Ayres, 1834-1909. Marriage certificate, 1859. Indiana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
creatorOf Ezra Ayers Carman genealogical research papers, 1816, 1860-1931 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Carman, Ezra Ayers, 1834-1909. Ezra Ayers Carman papers, 1861-1909. Library of Congress
creatorOf Campbell, Jacob Miller, 1821-1888. Military officer correspondence, 1866-1904. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Carman, Ezra Ayers. Ayers family : manuscript New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Longstreet, James, 1821-1904. ALS, New Orleans, La., to E.A. Carman, Jersey City, N.J., 1876 Jan. 30. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Imboden, John D. (John Daniel), 1823-1895. Letters to Ezra Ayres Carmen, 1878-1880. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf McGrath, J. E. Area of swamp & salt marsh lands along the Atlantic coast from Maine to Georgia / by J.E. McGrath. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
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correspondedWith Ward, Marcus L. (Marcus Lawrence), 1812-1884. person
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Potomac River
West Virginia
Tennessee
United States
Maryland
United States
United States
Virginia
Virginia
Potomac River
Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.)
Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.)
West Virginia
Southern States
Tennessee
Maryland
United States
Indiana--Jeffersonville
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Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863
Slavery--United States
Marriage license
Secession--Southern States
Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
Slavery
Secession--Virginia
Secession
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Birth 1834-02-27

Death 1909-12-25

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