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Sgt John G. Abbott
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1838
Tuckahoe
Cape May County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1863
Throggs Neck
Bronx County
New York, USA

Sgt. John G. Abbott, Company D, 48th New York Infantry Regiment, died of wounds sustained in the July 18, 1863, Union assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina. (The assault on Fort Wagner was made famous by the motion picture "Glory.") Sgt. Abbott was evacuated by ship to Fort Schuyler, New York, where he died on August 7, 1863. Sgt. Abbott, a native of Gravelly Run outside Mays Landing, New Jersey, enlisted on July 30, 1861. He was a member of the prominent Abbott family, including brothers Rev. William T., Chaplain with the 23rd New Jersey Volunteers; Joseph E.P., county prosecutor; Charles T., New Jersey State Assembly; Benjamin T., physician; and Clark W., and sisters Rebecca and Margaret. Sgt. Abbott was the son of John Chattin Abbott and Ann Godfrey Treen Abbott. He was the grandson of John Abbit (Abbott) who served with the Pittsgrove Company of the Salem County Militia in the American Revolution.

The 48th Infantry, formerly known as "The Continental Guard," became known during the Civil War as "Perry's Saints," or "The Fighting Parson's Regiment" because the regiment was formed under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. James H. Perry, a Methodist minister. Company D was comprised of volunteers from New Jersey, and due to its severe casualty rate at Morris Island became known as the "Die No Mores." The 48th Regiment was part of General Strong's Brigade at Morris Island. 
 
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 Parents:
  John C. Abbott (1803 - 1891)
  Ann Godfrey Treen Abbott (1812 - 1864)
 
 Siblings:
  William Treen Abbott (1836 - 1925)*
  John G. Abbott (1838 - 1863)
  Joseph E. P. Abbott (1840 - 1914)*
  Clark W. Abbott (1842 - 1922)*
  Benjamin T. Abbott (1845 - 1911)*
  Rebecca Abbott (1847 - 1879)*
  Charles T. Abbott (1849 - 1902)*
  Margaret T. Abbott (1852 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Union Cemetery
Mays Landing
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: 95S, Lot B
 
Created by: Richard McGeary
Record added: Apr 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36337520
Sgt John G. Abbott
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Sgt John G. Abbott
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Sgt John G. Abbott
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