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Samuel P. Carter

Born: Aug 6, 1819

Death: May 26, 1891

Birthplace: Elizabethton

Nationality: United States

Samuel P. Carter

Date of Birth : Aug 6, 1819
Date of Death : May 26, 1891
Birth Place : Elizabethton

Samuel Perry "Powhatan" Carter was a United States naval officer who served in the Union Army as a brevet major general during the American Civil War and became a rear admiral in the postbellum United States Navy. He was the first and thus far only United States officer to have been commissioned both a general officer and a Naval flag officer. C.f.: Joseph D. Stewart, Major General, and Vice Admiral, the USMS being a civilian agency. C.f. also: Rear Admiral and Brigadier General Raphael Semmes, Confederate States Navy and Army.

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  • Samuel Powhatan Carter
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