Tanner, Franklin

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Franklin Tanner was born in Rensselaerville, NY on November 20, 1843 a son of Albert Tanner and Mary Mackey

He was a blacksmith.

Marriage & Children

He married at Rensselaerville at about 1869, Sarah D.Fulington who was born in 1848. They had two known children, Mary Tanner, and Lillian Tanner. The 1900 census indicated that of 4 children, 2 were still living.

Military Service

Residence at Enlistment: Medusa[1]
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville, NY[1]
Date of Birth: 20 November 1843[1]
Names of Parents: Albert (Tanner) and Mary Mackey[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 3 years[1]
Bounty Received: None[1]
Enlistment Date: 11 Dec 1863[2]
Enlistment Place: New York City, New York [2]
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 15th Heavy Artillery[2]
Company: Company M, transferred to Company B
Wounded in Action on: June 18, 1864
Wounded in Action at: Near Petersburg, VA
Muster Out Date: 9 Jun 1865 [2]
Muster Out Place: Albany, NY[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 20.[2] "Was in the Battle of the Wilderness was taken prisoner and exchanged was wounded in the __se? Discharged for wounds. P.O. Address Medusa Albany Co N.Y."[1]

1890 Veterans Schedule: Loss of his left hand caused by shell.

Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War; 1890 Veterans Schedule, Coxsackie, Greene Co., NY.


Franklin died on September 6, 1904 at Durham, Greene Co., NY. Sarah died in 1915. Both are buried at the Medusa Cemetery in Medusa, Albany Co., NY


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


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