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Abbott, Austin C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 30, credited to Barnard, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 9/18/62, m/i 10/23/62, SGT, Co. H, 16th VT INF, pr 1SGT 2/1/63, m/o 8/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 12/20/1831, Pomfret, VT
Death: 05/12/1906

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 96462120

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/15/1901, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Granduncle of David R. Swift, Pittsford, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Obituary

Austin Abbott, a veteran of the Civil War and a resident here for many years, died Saturday evening at his home on North street. He was born in Pomfret Dec. 20, 1831, the second in a family of eight children, three of whom are still living: Collamer Abbott of Chelsea, Mrs. Julilette Simmons of Woodstock and Ira Abbott, associate judge of New Mexico at Albuquerque. He served in the war of the rebellion in Co. H, 16th regiment, Vt. volunteers, was appointed sergeant Sept. 18, 1862, at Fairfax Station, Va., by Commanding Officer W. G. Veazey; was discharged Aug. 10, 1863. He was in the battle of Gettysburg and was a contributor to the fund for a monument marking the spot where his regiment fought in that battle, July 2 and 3, 1863. Mr. Abbott was married to Miss Rebecca Heald of Temple, N.H., with whom he lived until her decease last December. Mr. Abbott is survived by two children, Edward A. Abbott of this village and Mrs. Clara Towne of Chelsea, Mass. Funeral services were held at the house at 2.30 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. C. F.Patridge officiating, and interment in Riverside cemetery.

Source: Spirit of the Age, 19 May 1906.
Courtesy of Deanna French.