John McCarty (c.1831-1862)

Birth: 1831; Allegany County, Maryland

Death: 1862 (age 31); Battle at Island No. 10 in 1862

Military Service: USA, 1861-62

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Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1852)

John McCarty was born around 1831 in Allegany County, Maryland. He prepared at the Dickinson Grammar School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania during the 1847-1848 academic school year and then entered the freshman Dickinson College class in the fall of 1848. During his years at the College, McCarty was a member of the Zeta Psi fraternity as well as the Union Philosophical Society. He received his bachelor of arts degree in 1852 and thereafter studied law in Cumberland, Maryland. McCarty relocated to Missouri, where he established a law practice.

At the outbreak of war, McCarty was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Confederate States Army. He was killed in action at the Battle at Island No. 10 in 1862.

More information about other Dickinson war casualties can be found through the online project "In Remembrance" (see link for related entries below).

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