Attended Western Military Institute and Kentucky Military Institute.
Married: Patty V. Barry, Virginia Prentice. SGT. CO K 14th MS, May 25, 1861. CAPTAIN CO E 4th MS CAV BN ( later part of the 8th Conference Cavalry. ) November 14. 1861. DISCHARGED: June 27, 1862, due to illness. LT. COL. 14th MS, September 26, 1862. COLONEL Oct 18, 1862. RESIGNED: March 29, 1863, due to tuberculosis, DETACHED: to become post commander at Meridian, Mississippi, October 03, 1863.
Cotton buyer in Columbus. According to friends, Abert, was " patriotic almost to a fault " but physically unable to stand field duty.
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