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D.I. Tarbox, Jr.

D.I. Tarbox, Jr.

Federal (USV)


Daniel I. Tarbox, Jr.

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 17, from Brooklyn, CT, he had brief service early in 1861 in a Rhode Island artillery battery and also in gunmaker Samuel Colt's infantry company in Hartford, CT, but soon returned home. He enlisted on 17 October 1861 and mustered as Private, Company F, 11th Connecticut Infantry on 12 November 1861. He first saw action at New Bern, NC in March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died the next day.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield, but was removed and returned hime in October.

References & notes

Service information from Ingersoll,1 who says he was killed outright on 17 September. Details from John Banks' Connecticut Yankees at Antietam (2013). His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph of unknown provenance posted on Flickr by Elyce Feliz.


03/19/1844; Brooklyn, CT


09/18/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in South Cemetery, Brooklyn, CT


1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 484  [AotW citation 20494]