William Balus Carter (CSA)

2nd GGU William B. Carter (1829 – 1865) joined Co. D, 2nd Independent Battalion, Georgia Infantry in Macon, Georgia, on Oct. 8, 1861 with the rank of Private and by 1865 reached the rank of Corporal.

William survived the Battle of Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862), the Battle of Fredericksburg (December 11–15, 1862), the Battle of Chancellorsville where Stonewall Jackson was fatally wounded (April 30 – May 6, 1863), the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), and the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse (April 9, 1865), which was the final engagement of Confederate Army general Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. On that same day, following Lee’s surrender, he was paroled.

Having survived the war, he did not survive the year.