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CDV Captain Tarbell 32nd New York
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Tarbell was given the rather hopeful first name "Doctor" by his parents, which certainly led to some confusion. He enlisted in Ithaca on 5/1/61 as a sergeant and mustered into Co. A of the 32nd NY on 5/31/61. He was made commissary sergeant the next month, 7/1/61, and returned to the company as first lieutenant on 6/23/62. He was discharged for promotion 11/26/62, being promoted to captain and commissary of subsistence. He was breveted major 7/1/65 and discharged 7/27/65.
The 32nd was a two-year outfit. During his time with the unit they fought at Bull Run, on the Peninsula, and the Antietam campaign, where they suffered heavily at Cramptons Gap.
Beardsley Brothers Ithaca NY back mark. no tax stamp.
The local historical society has several photos of Tarbell. I show his CWdata page, which uses a MOLLUS photo.
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