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February 21, 2012

Search for a soldier

McALESTER — Somewhere in McAlester, Union Army Sergeant Franklin Carr, a Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, is buried and Nicholas Haupricht of Ohio wants to find him.

Haupricht is part of an organization that refurbishes war memorials. “Our organization is called Remembrance Inc. and our objective is to build and refurbish war memorials, Haupricht said. 

Born in 1844 in Stark County Ohio, Carr entered the Union Army in Toledo, Ohio and served as a Sergeant. He was awarded the CMOH as a Corporal in Company D, 124th Ohio Infantry for action on December 16, 1864 at Nashville, Tenn. His citation reads "Recapture of U.S. guidon from a rebel battery, according to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. “We know his wife’s name was Kate,” he said.

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Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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