of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
CARTER, JOHN J.
Rank and Organization: Second Lieutenant, Company B, 33d New York Infantry. Place
and Date: At Antietam, Md., 17 September 1862. Entered Service At: Nunda, N.Y. Born:
16 June 1842, Troy, N.Y. Date of Issue: 10 September 1897.
While in command of a detached company, seeing his regiment thrown into confusion by a
charge of the enemy, without orders made a countercharge upon the attacking column and
checked the assault. Penetrated within the enemy's lines at night and obtained valuable
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