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I Shall Think of You Often: The Civil War Story of Doctor and Mary Tarbell

March 30, 2013 to September 22, 2013

Childhood sweethearts Doctor Tarbell and Mary Lucy Conant met one another at a very young age while attending school in Groton, Tompkins County. Their courtship, interrupted by the outbreak of the Civil War, endured the hardships of separation familiar to many New Yorkers during the conflict. Following his release from a Confederate prison, Doctor returned to Tompkins County to wed Mary. The honeymoon was short lived, however, as Tarbell returned to his unit where he served the remainder of the war.

This exhibit, from the Tompkins County History Center, features the wedding dress worn by Mary Conant along with images and personal effects of the couple.