Civil War Records of Edwin G. Tarbell


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
E (Davis Guards) 6th MVI
(3 months)
Private; enl. April 16, 1861; must. April 22, 1861 must. out Aug. 2, 1861 Acton farmer age 24
E 26th MVI Private; enl. Sept. 2, 1861; must. Oct. 23, 1861 must. out Nov. 7, 1864, as of Co. F. Acton farmer age 25

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): pages  28-29, 58-59 (PDF*)


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
E 6th MVI March 20, 1897 Invalid 1 191 341 957 919 Mass.  
26th MVI Aug. 26, 1904 Widow 812 547 585 144 Mass. Amelia D. Tarbell

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  4 pages  (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic

Recorded as member no. 46 in the membership roster of Isaac Davis Post No. 138 G.A.R., Acton, Massachusetts (Acton Memorial Library archives, 92.2.1). 

G.A.R. Personal War Sketch


Date August 4, 1904
Place Acton, Mass.
Age 68
Obituary Maynard News, August 12, 1904
Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Acton, Massachusetts
Survived by Amelia D. Tarbell

Additional Information


Edwin Tarble, a 19 year old farmer, is recorded in the 1855 Massachusetts State Census for Acton (dwelling no. 242/248) (Lainhart, 1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses for Acton: 30).

Edwin Tarbell is recorded in the 1890 special veterans census as a resident of Acton ("1890 Veterans Schedules,"

Name included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."



See also:

Henry L. Hosmer. The Town of Acton in the Civil War,  1861-1865.  Tucson, AZ: The Author, 2001. 44.


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