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Pvt Abel Avery
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Birth: 1816
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 31, 1881
Placer County
California, USA

Served as a Private in Company K of the 6th California Infantry during the Civil War

Enlisted on 29 Aug 1863 at Downieville, California

Mustered out on 25 Oct 1865 at Benicia Barracks, California

Abel Avery was a resident of Sacramento County in 1866 (1866 Sacramento Great Register). He relocated to Colfax, Placer County, in 1867 and remained there the rest of his life (1867, 1871, 1879, Placer Great Registers; 1880 US Census; Veteran's Headstone File)


The 6th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It spent its entire term of service in the western United States attached to the Department of the Pacific. The Regiment was organized at Benicia Barracks, San Francisco on October, 21 1862. 6th Regiment mustered out from October 25 to December 20, 1865.

Company K was mustered in at San Francisco, February 3, 1864. This company was stationed at Benicia Barracks until September, 1864; it was then on duty in San Francisco as Provost Guard until July, 1865. During this time it provided guard detachments on Pacific Mail steamboats. Then it was at Benicia Barracks until its final muster out at that post October 25, 1865.


Sources: headstone, Wikipedia, "Register of California Men in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1867," and "Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903"
Colfax Cemetery
Placer County
California, USA
Plot: Section D
Created by: Colfax Veterans
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86563495
Pvt Abel Avery
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Pvt Abel Avery
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