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DEATH OF GENEEAL EUGENE A. CABB.
General Eugene A. Carr, a retired officer of the U. S.
Army, and a brother of Hon. Clark E. Carr, President
of the Illinois State Historical Society, died, of asthma,
at his home in Washington city, on the 2d day of Decem-
ber, 1910. He was the victim, some time ago, of an
automobile accident, from which he never fully recovered.
General Carr was born in New York on March 20,
1830, and graduated at the West Point Military Acad-
emy in 1850, receiving at that time a commission of
brevet second lieutenant. He was raised to the rank of
first lieutenant in the First U. S. Cavalry, March 3, 1855,
and to captain on June 11, 1858. Assigned to the Third
Regiment of Illinois Cavalry Volunteers, as lieutenant-
colonel, he saw his first service in the Civil War at the
battle of Wilson Creek, August 10, 1861, where, "for
gallant and meritorious service/ 9 he was promoted to
colonel of that regiment. For "conspicuous bravery" at
the battle of Pea Eidge, March 7, 1862, he was made a
major in the regular army, and on May 17, 1863, he was
brevetted colonel "for gallant and meritorious conduct"
at the Black Eiver Bridge battle, in Mississippi. For
similar service at the capture of Little Eock, Ark., he was
brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers, and on March
13, 1865, attained the full rank of major-general.
In the many other engagements of the Civil War in
which General Carr participated he displayed the same
cool courage and remarkable military skill. He received
a medal of honor for his "distinguished gallantry" at the
battle of Pea Eidge, in directing the deployment of his
command (the Third Illinois Cavalry), and holding his
ground under a terrific fire of shot and shell,' ' during
which he was several times wounded.
After the war closed, General Garr, as colonel of the
Fourth U. S. Cavalry, experienced a great deal of hard
service in the Indian campaigns of the Southwest. In
1885-87, when stationed at St. Louis, he was very popular
and prominent socially— as he was invariably at all sta-
tions. He there aided in organizing the first command-
ery of the I^oyal League of Missouri, and was its first
commander. His son, Clark Carr, there married a
daughter of Colonel Don Morrison, and was, later, a
major in the Spanish- American War.
Arriving at the age limit, General Carr was retired
from active service on February 15, 1895, with the rank
of brigadier-general, and from that time resided in Wash-
ington city. Very few men who passed through the Civil
War gained more enviable reputation for bravery, skill,
and all the true soldierly qualities than General Carr.
As commander of the Third Illinois Cavalry, he added
credit and luster to the achievements of our volunteers
in that terrible conflict. Of splendid stature and military
bearing, General Carr was an ideal soldier. He was a
fine speaker, and fluent and interesting in conversation.
His superior attainments, genial social disposition, his
noble character and courtly manners, compelled the ad-
miration and sincere friendship of all with whom he
came in contact.
GENERAL WESLEY MERBITT.
General Carr's death was followed on the next day by
that of another distinguished soldier of the great Ameri-
can conflict of 1861-65. On the 3d of December, 1910,