Corporal Jacob Cart was a Civil War Medal of Honor winner from Carlisle, PA.
He was with the 7th Pennsylvania Reserves when they attacked A.P. Hill’s division on the Confederate’s right. He thought the battle went poorly for the Union overall, and that the 7th hit Hill hard, reaching his entrenchments, capturing 100 confederate troops, and contributing to the over 2,000 casualties Hill’s division suffered. In addition to losing their colors, the 19th Georgia also lost 200 men in the battle. Records indicate that these were the only colors seized by the Union in the entire battle. Cart was awarded the Medal of Honor after he returned with the colors.
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