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Tarbell, Abel B.
Age: 21, credited to Mount Tabor, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 9/2/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. E, 5th VT INF, d/dis 2/4/62 (typhoid fever), Regtl. Hosp. (Nelson's Hill Hospital) Camp Griffin, VA
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Birth: abt 1840, Cavendish, VT
Burial: Probably buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Deborah, 6/22/1863
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Abel R. Tarbell
Abel R. Tarbell, b. Mt. Tabor, Vt., 1840, son of Lorenzo & Deborah Tarbell. - A soldier of the Civil War. He worked on the railroad before he enlisted. He enlisted from Mt. Tabor at age 21, 2 Sept., 1861 and mustered in at St. Albans, Vt. 16 Sept., 1861 as a private in Captain C. P. Dudley's Co. "E" 5th Vt. Regiment for a term of three years. He was taken ill while out on picket duty. He d. in the Regimental Hospital (Nelson's Hill Hospital) Camp Griffin, Va. of typhoid fever, 4 Feb., 1862 (age 22). His mother Deborah F. Tarbell lived in Wallingford, Vt.
She applied for a mother's pension 13 June, 1863 (age 56 yrs). She was the widow of Lorenzo Tarbell and the mother of Abel. She relied upon him for support and since his death was destitute. She used the bounty and back pay received to pay pressing debts so as not to lose her house. Affidavits in support of her request were received from Jonathan Remington of Wallingford, who was a musician in Company "E" and was present at the sickness and death of Abel: "he was a first rate soldier and I was well acquainted with him and his mother before he enlisted. I paid $1 with the rest of the soldiers, to get his body home. He was a very healthy soldier until said sickness, and his mother is quite needed and was much depended upon her son Abel." On 4 March, 1864 at Wallingford, Charles H. Tarbell wrote in support of the mother's pension: "that Abel Tarbell for some three years previous to his enlistment, provided food and clothing for his mother and family when he worked on the railroad, and asked Mr. Silas Griffith to make sure his mother received his Army pay." Deborah was awarded $8 per month commencing 9 Feb., 1862. George W. Cummings, Philena Hill and Rosanna F. Cook wrote on her behalf in August. 1870 for an increase in pension.
Contributed by Linda M. Welch.