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Sgt Laban Van Tarter
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Birth: 1832
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Death: 1893
California, USA

SERGEANT LABAN V. TARTER, aged twenty-four, single, farmer, born in Clay county, Illinois, and enlisted from Bernadotte, Fulton county. He was wounded at the battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8, 1862, by a gun shot through the thigh and was discharged for disability July 21, 1864. Returned to Illinois; was married three times, and went to California, where he died in about 1893.

Company I was enrolled by William H. Marble under date of August 1, 1862, in that part of Fulton county bordering on the Illinois river. The records of the company show that there were carelessly kept, and are very defective in many respects.

The company was organized at Marble's mills by the election of the following commissioned officers: William H. Marble, captain; David M. Holstead, first lieutenant, and Hugh McHugh, second lieutenant.

One man was killed in action, and 12 were wounded who lived beyond the close of the war, 4 officers resigned, 2 were mustered out with the regiment and one was promoted, 18 men were discharged, 11 died of disease, 5 were transferred and 21 returned home at the close of the war.

In the individual sketches which follow an attempt is made to give a concise statement of the history of each member of the company, each of whom may look back with pride upon the results of the war, and rejoice in the fact that it was his privilege to bear an honorable part in the great struggle for freedom.

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 470 - 481

Son of Frederick Tarter
birth year from 1850 census 
Family links: 
  Frederick Moore Tarter (1801 - 1869)
  Christiana Whiteley Tartar (1805 - 1867)
  Susan Agnes Paine Tarter (1837 - 1873)
  Susan A Tarter (1872 - 1872)*
  Thomas Bailey Tarter (1826 - 1897)*
  Peter S Tarter (1827 - 1903)*
  Lydia Ann Tarter Odle (1829 - 1879)*
  Laban Van Tarter (1832 - 1893)
  Enos Tarter (1832 - 1902)*
  Frederick Moore Tarter (1842 - 1924)*
  Cyrenius Whiteley Tarter (1845 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Debra
Record added: Jun 29, 2013
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