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Henry Harrison Abell
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Birth: 1840
Death: 1883

Son of Roswell and Mary Schofield Abell, born in Bazetta, Ohio in 1841. Enlisted in Co. C, 19th Ohio Infantry, in May of 1861 for a ninety-day enlistment. He enlisted again in Co. L, 6th Ohio Cavalry in October and served for the remainder of the year. In December 1861 until receiving a commission as 2nd Lt. 6th Ohio Cavalry, taking part in numerous campaigns and engagements in the Shenandoah Valley including the battles at Cross Keys, Bull Run, Beverly Ford, Upperville, and Five Forks. At the battle of Aldie, Virginia, he led a cavalry charge against Col. T. Munford's Confederate forces and was cited by Gen. Kilpatrick himself for gallantry. He was mustered out of the volunteers in October 1864.
Appointment from the civilian ranks to the Seventh Regiment of Cavalry under George A. Custer as Second Lieutenant, Company L, on July 28, 1866, at the date of initial organization. Joining the regiment in February 1867, he was posted to Ft. Morgan and promoted to 1st Lt., effective February 21, 1867. In June his company was posted to Ft. Reynolds, Colorado, where he remained most of the year on scouting duty and as adjutant to the company commander at that time, Capt. Gillette. Following Gillette'e reposting, he commanded company L in the absence of Capt. M.V. Sheridan. Abell went on leave of absence to attend personal affairs, during which time he tendered his resignation on December 15, 1870. He died on September 14, 1883.
"The Officer Corps of Custer's Seventh Cavalry," Schiffer Publishing 
Family links: 
  Roswell Abell (1800 - 1878)
  Mary Scofield Abell (1805 - 1883)
  Mary L. Abell Budd (1830 - 1910)*
  Henry Harrison Abell (1840 - 1883)
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Mercer County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Nov 26, 2006
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Henry Harrison Abell
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