Joseph L. Tidball
Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1849. Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1849‑50, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850‑53, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1853, — and Ft. Atkinson, Kan., 1854; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; on Recruiting service, 1855; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Ripley, Min., 1855‑57; and on Utah Expedition, 1857‑58.
- Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Mar. 31, 1850
- First Lieut., 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855
- Captain, 10th Infantry, Aug. 25, 1855
- On sick leave of absence, 1858‑60; on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1860, — and Ft. Wise, Col., 1860; and on sick leave of absence, 1860‑61.
- Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: as Mustering Officer at Elmira, N. Y., Depot of Volunteers, Nov., 1861, to Feb., 1862.
- Served: on Recruiting service, at Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1862, to Jan. 1, 1868; and on Court-martial duty, Dec. 4, 1868, to Apr. 12, 1869.
- Retired from Active Service, Nov. 1, 1861, for Disability Resulting from Disease and Exposure in the Line of Duty.
From Vol. IV p76 [Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900] Military History. — Retired officer. (Ap'd O.) Vol. V, p70 [Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910] United States Military Academy, Class of 1849, Vol. II p390 1432
As a retired officer he lived at Buffalo, N. Y. Born Pennsylvania, 1823 [inferred]. Died Jan. 31, 1907, at Buffalo, N. Y.: Aged 84. Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA, Plot: Section U
- Spouse: Mary Antoinette Root Tidball (1835 - 1899)