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Carl Nathaniel Earnhardt (b. 26 Apr 1838, d. 10 Mar 1918)Carl Nathaniel Earnhardt (son of Silas Earnhardt and Caroline Goodman) was born 26 Apr 1838 in Salisbury, Rowan County, and died 10 Mar 1918 in Mt Zion Cemetery, Union County, Illinois.He married (1) Margaret C House on 07 Sep 1861 in Rowan County, North Carolina.He married (2) Eva Caroline Casper Mowery on 05 Feb 1900 in ? ilinois or rowan county.
Notes for Carl Nathaniel Earnhardt:
Notes for Carl Nathaniel Earnhardt:
Served in the Confederate Army from 1862 to close of war.Was in the 67th NC
Regiment with Jackson.Went to Dongola, Il. after the war and became a successful farmer and raised a large family.
Moved to Illinois after the war per notes of Helen Ayers Earnhardt daughter of Daniel Luther Earnhardt.
57th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
57th Infantry Regiment was organized at Salisbury, North Carolina, in July, 1862, with men recruited in the counties of Rowan, Forsyth, Catawba, Cabarrus, Lincoln, and Alamance. Sent to Virginia, the regiment was assigned to General Law's, Hoke's, Godwin's, and W.G. Lewis' brigade. It fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from Fredericksburg to Mine Run, then returned to North Carolina. After serving in the Kinston area the 57th was ordered back to Virginia. It continued the fight at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor, in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations, and around Appomattox. The unit reported 32 killed and 192 wounded at Fredericksburg, had 9 killed and 61 wounded at Chancellorsville and twenty-two percent of the 297 engaged at Gettysburg disabled. At the Rappahannock River in November 1863, it lost 4 wounded and 292 missing. On April 9, 1865 it surrendered with 6 officers and 74 men of which 31 were armed. The field officers were Colonels Archibald C. Godwin and Hamilton C. Jones, Jr., and Major James A. Craige.
Other Names: Maryes Heights
Location: Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg
Campaign: Fredericksburg Campaign (November-December 1862)
Date(s): December 11-15, 1862
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS]
Forces Eng aged: 172,504 total (US 100,007; CS 72,497)
Estimated Casualties: 17,929 total (US 13,353; CS 4,576)
Description: On November 14, Burnside, now in command of the Army of the Potomac, sent a corps to occupy the vicinity of Falmouth near Fredericksburg. The rest of the army soon followed.Lee reacted by entrenching his army on the heights behind the town. On December 11, Union engineer s laid five pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock under fire. On the 12th, the Federal army crossed over, and on December 13, Burnside mounted a series of f futile frontal assaults on Prospect Hill and Maryes Heights that resulted in
staggering casualties. Meade’s division, on the Union left flank, briefly penetrated Jackson’s line but was driven back by a counterattack. Union generals C. Feger Jackson and George Bayard, and Confederate generals Thomas R.R. Cobb and Maxey Gregg were killed. On December 15, Burnside called off the offensive and recrossed the river, ending the campaign.Burnside initiated a new offensive in January 1863, which quickly bogged down in the winter mud. The abortive Mud March and other failures led to Burnsides replacement by Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker in January 1863.
Result(s): Confederate victory
CWSAC Reference #: VA028
Preservation Priority: IV.1 (Class A)
Other Names: Paynes Farm, New Hope Church
Location: Orange County
Campaign: Mine Run Campaign (November-December 1863)
Date(s): November 27-December 2, 1863
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George G. Meade [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS]
Forces Engaged: Armies: 114,069 total (US 69,643; CS 44,426)
Estimated Casualties: 1,952 total (US 1,272; CS 680)
Description: Paynes Farm and New Hope Church were the first and heaviest clashes of the Mine Run Campaign. In late November 1863, Meade attempted to steal a march through the Wilderness and strike the right flank of the Confederate army south of the Rapidan River.Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early in command of Ewell's Corps marched east on the Orange Turnpike to meet the advance of William Frenchs III Corps near Paynes Farm. Carrs division (US) attacked twice. Johnsons division (CS) counterattacked but was scattered by heavy fire and broken terrain. After dark, Lee withdrew to prepared field fortifications along Mine Run. The next day the Union army closed on the Confederate position.
Nathaniel was born 26 Apr 1838, in NC and died 10 Mar 1918, at the age of 79 yrs and is buried in Mt Zion church cemetery, east of Dongola Illinois.
On 7 Sep 1861, in Salisbury NC he married miss Margaret House. They were the parents of 3 daughters, Mary Ann born 3 Jul 1862. She was only a few days old when Nathaniel enlisted. Sarah born 23 May 1866 and Amanda born 26 Nov 1868.
He enlisted in the CSA 7 Jul 1862.
In December of 1868 or 1869, Nathaniel and Margaret and their daughters started the long trek by covered wagon to Illinois. When they traveled the mountains, they had to tear down their wagon to pass anyone they met, as there was only room for one wagon to travel the road. Mary Ann carried the family money pinned to her undergarments to prevent any robbers from finding it.
The wife, Margaret, took sick and died as they entered Illinois. She was buried at Golconda, Illinois. The plan was to return later and take the body to where they settled, but this never happened.
Nathaniel married a second time to Eva Casper Mowery, in Union county, Illinois. They had 7 children.Nathaniel homesteaded and built a home on a large farm east of Dongola in rural union county. He was a successful farmer and a valuable citizen of the Mt Zion community.
More About Carl Nathaniel Earnhardt:
Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Union County, Illinois
More About Carl Nathaniel Earnhardt and Margaret C House:
Marriage: 07 Sep 1861, Rowan County, North Carolina.
More About Carl Nathaniel Earnhardt and Eva Caroline Casper Mowery:
Marriage: 05 Feb 1900, ? ilinois or rowan county.
Children of Carl Nathaniel Earnhardt and Margaret C House are:
- +Mary Ann Earnhardt, b. 03 Jul 1862, North Carolina, d. 09 Jul 1945, Mt Zion Cemetery, Union County, Illinois.
- Sarah J Earnhardt, b. 23 May 1866, Union County, Illinois, d. 23 Apr 1899, Union County, Illinois.
- Amanda Earnhardt, b. 26 Nov 1868, d. 15 Aug 1951, Rowan County, NC.
Children of Carl Nathaniel Earnhardt and Eva Caroline Casper Mowery are:
- William Lorenzo Earnhardt, b. 04 Aug 1872, Union County, Illinois, d. 20 Oct 1957, Union County, Illinois.
- Martha C Earnhardt, b. 1875, Union County, Illinois, d. 1955, Union County, Illinois.
- Charley Nathaniel Earnhardt, b. 18 Aug 1878, Dongola, Union County, Illinois, d. 1964, Union County, Illinois.
- Ellie Earnhardt, b. 1879, Illinois, d. 1964.
- Daniel Ado Earnhardt, b. 29 Jan 1885, Dongola, Union County, Illinois, d. 11 Oct 1886, Union County, Illinois.
- Baby Earnhardt.