Photo and obit / bio available for Joseph b. 09.01.1846 to Nathaniel L. Carpenter of Vermont and Julia Luce of New York.
After a Federal occupation of Natchez, Joseph at the age of 16 ran away from home to enlist, was rejected but suceeded on a second attempt. Survived Murfreesboro (both battles), Missionary Ridge, Atlanta and other battles.
Became a respected businessman, founded a bank, supported schools named after him and was a leading citizen for community development.
m. 1868 to Zapporah Russell of LA and they were parents of a son and a daughter.
Offered as a courtesy - not in my family line