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Corporal James Tanner

 
 
Corporal James Tanner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 16, 2011
1. Corporal James Tanner Marker
Inscription.
Birthplace of
Corporal James Tanner
1844-1927
Enlisted 87th N.Y. Vol. Co C.
Wounded Second Battle Bull
Run. Present at Lincoln's
Death Bed.

 
Erected 1935 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 39.142′ N, 74° 36.825′ W. Marker is in West Richmondville, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is at the intersection of New York State Route 7 and West Richmondville Road (County Route 33), on the right when traveling west on State Route 7. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmondville NY 12149, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Toll Gate (approx. 4 miles away); Rock-House (approx. 8.4 miles away); Town of Sharon (approx. 9.1 miles away); Burial Place (approx. 11 miles away); Carlisle Grove Seminary (approx. 11.1 miles away); Parker 13-Sided Barn (approx. 11.8 miles away); Colonel Alden Felled (approx. 12.1 miles away); Cherry Valley Massacre (approx. 12.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Corporal James Tanner. James R. Tanner (April 4, 1844—October 2, 1927) was an American Civil War soldier and in 1889 Commissioner
Corporal James Tanner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 16, 2011
2. Corporal James Tanner Marker
of the Pension Bureau.

Tanner was born at Richmondville, New York, April 4, 1844, where he worked as a teacher. When the Civil War began in 1861, he enlisted in the 87th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He served as a corporal with that unit through the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 and at the Second Battle of Bull Run where he received wounds that required the amputation of both legs above the knees. He learned how to walk with artificial legs and in 1863 secured appointment as Under-Doorkeeper of the New York State Legislature. Tanner later studied stenography and worked at the War Department in Washington, D.C., and served as a stenographer at Abraham Lincoln's deathbed.

In 1866, Tanner returned to New York and married Mero L. White. He later took up the study of law in New York and in 1869 was admitted to the bar. From 1869 to 1877 he was employed as Deputy Collector of the Customs for the Port of New York and from 1877 to 1885 was Tax Collector in Brooklyn, New York. In 1876, he ran for Register of Wills in Brooklyn, but was defeated. In 1884, he ran for Sheriff, but was again defeated.
 
Also see . . .
1. James Tanner Corporal, United States Army. (Submitted on November 17, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. James Tanner on Findagrave.com. (Submitted on November 17, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Corporal James Tanner Marker along Route 7 image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 16, 2011
3. Corporal James Tanner Marker along Route 7
The marker is in the underbrush at the side of the road near the center of this photo.

 
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
 
<center>Corporal James R. Tanner<br>April 4, 1844—October 2, 1927</center> image. Click for full size.
New York Public Library Digital Gallery ID 98583
4.
Corporal James R. Tanner
April 4, 1844—October 2, 1927
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 17, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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