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Tarbell, Charles J.


Age: 19, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
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: 02/12/1919

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, 11/19/1904, MA; widow Mary E., 8/27/1919, MA
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

Webmaster's 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

St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record

February 13, 1909

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.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.