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Tarbell, Charles J.

Age: 19, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 26th NY CAV
Service: enl 9/1/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. E, 16th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 8/10/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 1842, Mount Holly, VT
Death: 02/12/1909

Burial: Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Section 10 - WS Anchusa & ES Alanthus Path 2956
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 44159644
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, MA

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Charles J. Tarbell, 76, a veteran of the Civil war who was in at the battle of Gettysburg, and who for the last 21 years has been a state house messenger in the house of representatives, died in his home in Springfield, Mass., yesterday afternoon, of hardening of the arteries, following a long illness. Mr. Tarbell conducted a home furnishings store at 518 Main street, Springfield, for 18 years between 1877 and 1895, under the firm name of Chapin & Tarbell, his partner being the late Charles L. Chapin of Springfield. His wife was Mary E. Chapin and they were married in Brattleboro in 1872. He was a well-known Mason.

Brattleboro Reformer, Feb. 7, 1919

Charles J. Tarbell 76, a native of Mount Holly, Civil War veteran and messenger at the House of Representatives in Boston for the past 21 years, died at his home in Springfield, Mass., Friday after a long illness. In the war he served with the 16th Vermont volunteers and the 26th New York cavalry. In 1871 he went to Springfield and had since lived there.

St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record, February 13, 1909
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.