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Federal (USV)


William Tarbit

(1831 - 1895)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Born in Northern Ireland of Scots-Irish ancestry, be came to America from England in 1857 and settled in Reading, PA. He mustered as Private, Company B, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in action at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863 and mustered out at the expiration of his term on 19 May 1863.

References & notes

His service from Bates.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave, as William Tarbet. Thanks to G-G-Grandson Tom Cook for the pointer to his ancestor and for personal details about him from family history.

His brother-in-law Samuel B. Parker (1837-1913) was in Company G of the regiment and was probably also at Antietam.


1831 in IRELAND


05/23/1895; in PA; burial in Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. IV, pg. 172  [AotW citation 21661]