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Henry Larcom Abbot
Birth: Aug. 13, 1831
Beverly
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1927
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. He graduated in 1854 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, placing 2nd in his class. He was posted in the Topographical Engineer Corps, where he served until the beginning of the Civil War. During the July 21, 1861 Battle of First Bull Run he was wounded while serving on the staff of Major General Irwin McDowell. He then served on the staff of the Army of the Potomac's Chief Engineer, Brigadier General John G. Barnard, through the Peninsular Campaign. After a year and a half of staff officer duty he was commissioned Colonel and commander of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery regiment in January 1863, and was assigned to the defenses of Washington, DC, where frequently commanding a brigade in the protective fortifications. When the Union forces began the Siege of Petersburg in the summer of 1864, he was detailed to command all the siege artillery throughout the campaign. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on August 1, 1864 for "gallant and distinguished services in the operations before Richmond, and especially in the lines before Petersburg, Va." On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army and Major General, US Volunteers for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". He remained the Army Corps of Engineers after the war, and was instrumental in the establishing of an Army Engineer School at Fort Totten, New York City. He retired as a Colonel in 1895. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Hale Abbot (1802 - 1873)
  Fanny Ellingwood Larcom Abbot (1807 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Susan Everett Abbot (1832 - 1871)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Larcom Abbot (1831 - 1927)
  Edwin Hale Abbot (1834 - 1927)*
  Francis Ellingwood Abbot (1836 - 1903)*
  Edward Stanley Abbot (1841 - 1863)*
  William Fitzhale Abbot (1853 - 1922)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Fuschia Path, Lot 3705
 
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Record added: Feb 22, 2001
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Henry Larcom Abbot
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Henry Larcom Abbot
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