General Eugene A. Carr Bernalillo County, New Mexico

General Eugene A. Carr, U. S. A., assumed command of the district of New Mexico, November 26, 1888, after having served in Arizona for a number of years, with headquarters at Fort Wingate, and remained in command until the close of the year 1890. He is a native of Buffalo, New York, and was graduated at West Point in 1850. During the Civil war he was brevetted major general for gallantry in action, and the Medal of Honor conferred upon him for distinguished services. His military service in New Mexico dates from 1882, when he was stationed at Fort Bayard, being in command there until assigned to duty at Fort Wingate. He made many scouting trips and expeditions through the Indian country, and did much to rid the country of hostile Indians. He is now retired, living in Washington, D. C.

His son, Clark M. Carr, of McKinley County, president of the Zuñi Mountain Lumber and Trading Company, at Guam, has been active for a number of years in the development of lumber and livestock interests of western New Mexico. He served as a delegate to the National Republican convention in 1904, was nominated for the legislature from McKinley County, was a prominent candidate for appointment as governor of the Territory in 1905. He served in Cuba during the war with Spain, and in the Philippine Islands, as captain of infantry, participated in many campaign expeditions.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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