CPT. Abiel Teple Laforge (1842 - 1878) 106th N.Y. Co. I. “Letters and Diaries”

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CPT. Abiel T. La Forge was a civil war soldier and veteran of the 106th N.Y.  Co. I. He wrote many letters home and passed away early in life as did his widowed wife Margaret Swain (Getchell) Laforge (1841 - 1880), leaving his children. Susan his sister took care of the orphaned children.

See 106th Infantry Regiment Civil War St. Lawrence County Regiment

Amazing insight into the Civil War Regt. 106th N.Y.  Abiel LaForge Letters and Diaries

Any help with adding sources and updating this civil war veterans profile is appreciated. 

What do we use for Rank Cpt or Major? 

Was he born in Wisconsin (per obit) or NY (per Find A Grave)?

See Find A Grave

He also served with the 85th NY Co. C (apparently as a Pvt)?

Per sister Susan (LaForge) (Potter) Saunders FindAGrave they were the only children of Samuel LaForge and Susanna Fuller. Does George need to be disconnected? More research needed as he could be a half sibling sharing same father. It appears family search shows parents of George William Laforge as William Pryor Laforge and Lydia Marie Longdo and George’s wife as May Maud Inspeek. The parents of William Pryor LaForge as Mathias Teple LaForge and Anna Lancaster...

After further review appears George LaForge’s father is the half brother of Abiel and Susan LaForge’s father Samuel; so Samuel and Willam are half brothers smiley

Thank you 

Do you have a direct ancestor who served with the 106th New York during the civil war?

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Could this passport application, showing birth in New York, be your Abiel?

"United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGKJ-27DF : 16 March 2018), Abiel T la Forge, 1873; citing Passport Application, United States, source certificate #, Passport Applications, 10/31/1795 - 12/31/1905., 189, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

by Dana Johnson G2G6 Mach 2 (28.6k points)
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I believe this is him as he was traveling at end of his life due to Tuberculosis and I see it mentioned Florida in the sources. This shows exact birth date and county and is dated 1873. He passed in 1878

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