Joseph E. Carter

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Joseph E. Carter
Born (1875-08-15)August 15, 1875
Manchester, England
Died June 19, 1950(1950-06-19) (aged 74)
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Blacksmith
Unit U.S.S. Marblehead
Battles/wars Spanish–American War
Awards Medal of Honor

Joseph Edward Carter (August 15, 1875 – June 19, 1950) was an American sailor serving in the United States Navy during the Spanish–American War who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.


Carter was born August 15, 1875 in Manchester, England, and after entering the navy he was sent as a Blacksmith to fight in the Spanish–American War aboard the USS Marblehead.[1]

He died June 19, 1950 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in section 34, lot 2631-1.[2]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Blacksmith, U.S. Navy. Born: 15 August 1875, Manchester, England. Accredited: North Dakota. G.O. No.: 521, 7 July 1899.


On board the U.S.S. Marblehead during the operation of cutting the cable leading from Cienfuegos, Cuba, 11 May 1898. Facing the heavy fire of the enemy, Carter set an example of extraordinary bravery and coolness throughout this action.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "CARTER, JOSEPH, E.". Medal of Honor recipients, War With Spain. United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved July 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Joseph E. Carter". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved July 3, 2010. 

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