Captain George F. Tait

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Captain George F. Tait, carte-de-visite, by unknown photographer, c. 1860s
George F. Tait served with the 10th New York Volunteers. He was twenty-eight, when he enlisted for the Union in New York City on April 26, 1861. Four days later on April 30, 1861, he was mustered in as first sergeant with Company H, for a service of two years. When he transferred to Company K, Tait became a second lieutenant on November 26, 1861. He was mustered in as first lieutenant for Company A on July 8, 1862. He became captain of Company B on April 26, 1863.
George Tait was wounded twice during the war; first on June 27, 1862, during the Battle of Gaines Mill in Virginia, and two years later during the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia on May 6, 1864. A February 1864 field report written by Col. Charles J. Powers of the 108th New York Infantry cites Tait as a very capable captain.
George Tait was discharged for disability on August 16, 1864. His name appears on an undated roster of survivors from the 10th New York Volunteers, with his residence at 139 Hoyt Street in Brooklyn, New York. Tait is still alive in 1891, and was reported to have attended the funeral of George F. Hopper (cat. #3955R).
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Tait, George F.
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overall: 3 31/32 in x 2 3/8 in; 10.0584 cm x 5.9944 cm
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Gift of M.W Seville
Civil War
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Battle of Antietam, 1862
Civil War
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