Daily Evening Express

Lancaster Pa. July 30 1863

Death of a Rebel Colonel : Col. Benj. F. Carter of the 4th Texas Regiment, died in Chambersburg on the 21st last, from wounds received at the battle of Gettysburg. He was a Native of Tennessee, and emigrated to Texas in 1853, where he practised law and rose to some distinction in his profession. In July , 1861 influenced by the mad sprit of succession, he abandoned his wife and family, raised a company of Infantry, and entered the rebel service. Since then he has, we learn, won the esteem of his rebel commander for his bravery, and rose to the command of his regiment. His regiment was terribly cut up at the Second Bull Run fight ; again at Antietam, and almost destroyed at Gettysburg, where he fell mortally wounded. Col. Carter, is now, we believe, supported at home for the office of District Judge, and would doubtless have been promoted to the star of Brigadier, had he survived. Since he entered the service against his country, Death has been busy with his loved ones at home, upon whom he had, by his position and influence, done much to bring the incalculable evils of civil war. his wife and two children died while he was at war with the government that had nurtured him from his birth, and a little daughter only remains to mourn the just but hard fate of a father fallen in such a cause, and finding a hospitable grave among the people he sought to destroy. During his illness he heard of the surrender of Vicksburg, and he frankly declared that it sealed the fate of the Rebellion. He said that the Mississippi open to the trade of the loyal Northwest, and Texas and Arkansas isolated from the so-called Confederacy, its destruction was only a question of time-the fatal day must surely come. Thus despairing of his bad cause, he died a stranger in the land he would have desolated, and his remains now lie in the old Methodist burying-ground, Chambersburg, to await the call from him who shall judge all man in the Great Day