Larkin Tolar

Larkin Tolar

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army · Private E-1
Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)

Sixth Infantry (St-Y)

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Confederate Army

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Service Start Date

3 May 1862

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Service End Date

1 Dec 1862

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Company A ("Davidson's Company", "Florida Guards")

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Private E-1

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Larkin Tolar

Biographical Sketch

    Private Larkin Tolar was born on July 30th, 1828 in Georgia.

    In 1860 he, along with wife Eady and three young sons were living near Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida.  The census lists his occupation as farming, with real estate valued at $200 and a personal estate of $200.

    He reenlisted on May 3rd, 1862 at Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida in Captain Davidson’s Company.  Larkin was with the company when it departed the state, but took ill in Kentucky in August; he was left sick at Lexington, Kentucky on September 17th, 1862.

    He was captured there by Federal forces on October 17th and sent to Louisville, Kentucky.  He was transferred from there on November 18th to Cairo, Illinois on the steamboat “Belle Creole”.  At the time of his transfer to Cairo, his physical description was recorded as 34 years, 5’ 10” tall, dark eyes, dark hair, and dark complexion.

    He is believed to have died at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois on December 1st, 1862; however, the date and place of his death are unknown, as is the place of interment

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