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Pvt James Abbott
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 28, 1888

Civil War Veteran
Company K
14th Michgan infantry

14th Regiment, Michigan Infantry

Organized at Ypsilanti and Detroit, Mich., January 7 to February 18, 1862. Mustered in February 13, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., April 17, thence moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 13th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Columbia, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30, 1862. Actions at Farmington, Miss., May 3 and 9. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Reconnoissance toward Baldwyn June 3. Buell's operations along Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June 13-July 18. At Tuscumbia, Ala., till September 1. March to Nashville, Tenn., September 1-6, and duty there till December 26. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 7. Near Nashville November 5. Near Lavergue November 7. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Guard trains to Murfreesboro January 2-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till March 8. At Brentwood till July 3 guarding line between Nashville and Franklin. Duty at Nashville, Franklin and Columbia till May, 1864. Action at Weem's Springs August 19, 1863 (Co. "C"). Regiment mounted September 8, 1863, and armed with Spencer carbines. Engaged in scout and patrol duty through Lawrence, Giles and Maury Counties, operating against guerrillas of that section. Action at Lawrenceburg, Tenn., November 4, 1863. Specially complimented by General Gordon Granger in General Order No. 38, dated November 8, 1863, for efficient services. March to join Sherman at Dallas, Ga., May 21-June 4, 1864. Atlanta Campaign June 4 to September 8, 1864. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 13. Mustered out July 18, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 184 Enlisted men by disease. Total 246.

 
 
Burial:
Jones Cemetery
East Jordan
Charlevoix County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: drbuck
Record added: May 29, 2010
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Pvt James Abbott
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