, when you will look back on such a death for your boy as better than any life which even his rich promise and accomplishments could have realized.
Ezra Martin Tebbets.
Private 5th Iowa Cavalry, September, 1861; re-enlisted, January, 1864; first Lieutenant and A. I. G. (U. S. Vols.) July, 1864; died in prison at Millen, Ga., October 30, 1864, of privation and exhaustion.
Ezra Martin Tebbets was born at Lynn, Massachusetts, January 8, 1838, the son of Ezra Ricker Tebbets and Catharine Amory (Hood) Tebbets.
He was the eldest of seven sons, and his mother was left a widow soon after he entered college.
He was a member of the public schools of Lynn, in their successive grades, and was often pronounced by his teachers a model scholar; one of them declaring that while under his instruction he never once committed a fault or omitted a duty.
His disposition was calm, grave, and retiring, with an even temper, faultless morals, and an ardent love of study.
In school and college