Carlton McCarthy (1847-1936) was the mayor of Richmond (Virginia, United States) from 1904 to 1908. Prior to this, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. He fought in local armies but was not formally enlisted private until 1864 in the Richmond Howitzers of the Army of Northern Virginia. He wrote about his four years of experience in a book called Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia 1861-1865, first published by Carlton McCarthy and Company in 1882 with a second edition published in 1888. His writings have been featured in other publications, such as chapter 6 of The Civil War Soldier: A Historical Reader by Michael Barton, Larry M. Logue and a chapter in Albert Bushnell Hartâ¿¿s book, The Romance of the Civil War, published in 1896. McCarthy also authored a book in 1871 (published by McCarthy and Ellyson) entitled Walks About Richmond: A Story for Boys, and a Guide to Persons Visiting the City, Desiring to See the Principal Points of Interest.