|Isaac H. Carmin|
|Born||November 17, 1841|
|Died||June 3, 1919(aged 77)|
|Place of birth||Monmouth County, New Jersey|
|Place of death||Washington Court House, Ohio|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||September 9, 1861 to December 1, 1864|
|Unit||Company A, 48th Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Vicksburg|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Corporal Isaac H. Carmin (November 17, 1841 to June 3, 1919) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Carmin received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi on 22 May 1863. He was honored with the award on 25 February 1895.
Carmin was born on 17 November 1841 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. He enlisted into the 48th Ohio Infantry as a private on 9 September 1861. He was promoted to corporal on 1 May 1863 and by the 22nd of May he performed the act of gallantry that earned him the Medal of Honor. On that day his company was part of a general assault on a fort during the second major assault in the Battle of Vicksburg. Carmin was serving as color guard and, though severely wounded in the leg by a bayonet, prevented the capture of the colors by the Confederate forces.
Carmin was involved in other battles including at "Shiloh, Holly Springs, Corinth, Chickasaw Bluffs, Post [of] Arkansas, Port Gibson [and] Champion Hills". He also served a period of detached service aboard the Gunboat Chillicothe between 23 January 1863 and 18 April 1863. He was captured as a prisoner of war from 8 April 1864 until he was exchanged on 3 November 1864. He mustered out of service on 1 December 1864.
Carmin died on 3 June 1919.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Saved his regimental flag; also seized and threw a shell, with burning fuse, from among his comrades.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_af.html. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Carmin, Isaac H.". http://www.cmohs.org/recipient-detail/223/carmin-isaac-h.php. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Medal of Honor Recipients Ohio Civil War". http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/moh.html. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
- ↑ "18th New Hampshire Regiment Company B Roster". http://www.usgennet.org/usa/nh/topic/civilwar/nh18thcob.htm. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Williams, S. E. (17 November 2012). "Isaac (Ike) Harrison Carman". http://www.48ovvi.org/oh48carmin.html. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
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