|Death: ||Nov. 8, 1904|
George P Abbott, Mate USN, Civil War also served as Pvt in the Army before the Navy
Pension records show service on board USS Savannah, USS Galatea, and the Powhatan.
U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910about George P Abbott
Name: George P Abbott
Pension Approval: Approved
File Number: 10084
Certification Number: 17006
U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profilesabout George P Abbott
Name: George P Abbott
Residence: Beverly, Massachusetts
Age at enlistment: 30
Enlistment Date: 19 Sep 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Massachusetts
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Massachusetts 8th Infantry Regiment on 15 Oct 1862.
Mustered out on 07 Aug 1863 at Boston, MA.
Commissioned an officer in the UN Navy on 17 Dec 1863.
Mustered out on 12 Aug 1865.
Birth Date: abt 1832
Death Date: 8 Nov 1904
Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
GAR Dept of Massachusetts 1866-1947 (Sargent)
The second USS Savannah was a frigate in the United States Navy. She was named after the city of Savannah, Georgia.
Savannah was begun in 1820 at the New York Navy Yard, but she remained on the stocks until 5 May 1842, when she was launched. She was one of nine frigates to be built from a prototype design by naval architect William Doughty.
Savannah, with Captain Andrew Fitzhugh in command, joined the Pacific Squadron as flagship in 1844. As the prospect of war with Mexico became imminent, the Squadron moved into position off the California coast. On 7 July 1846, the Squadron captured Monterey without firing a shot. On 8 September 1847, Savannah returned to New York for repairs.
She served as flagship for the Pacific Squadron again from 1849-52. Repairs at Norfolk, Virginia took her into 1853, and on 9 August of that year, she sailed for a three-year cruise on the Brazil Station. In November 1856, she was inactivated, but served as flagship for the Home Squadron on the east coast of Mexico during 1859 and 1860.
USS Savannah, USS Saratoga and two charted steamers fought the small Battle of Anton Lizardo in 1860. Two armed Mexican vessels were captured by the Americans after they were deemed pirates by the Mexican government.
With the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, Savannah was deployed off the coast of Georgia, where she shared in the capture of two Confederate prizes, the schooner, E. J. Waterman, and the ship, Cheshire. On 11 February 1862, Savannah was taken out of active service and placed in use as an instruction and practice ship at the United States Naval Academy.
In 1870, after conducting her last training cruise to England and France, she was laid up at the Norfolk Navy Yard. She remained there until sold to E. Stannard and Company of Westbrook, Connecticut, in 1883.
USS Galatea (1862) was a large steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War.
She was used by the Union Navy as an escort gunboat in support of the Union Navy, mostly in various parts of the Caribbean, such as in Haiti, where her role was to protect American citizens. She was sold to the Haitian government in 1865 after becoming unseaworthy because of leaks.
The first USS Powhatan was a sidewheel steam frigate in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. She was named for Powhatan, a Native American chief of eastern Virginia. She was one of the last, and largest, of the United States Navy's paddle frigates.
Powhatan's keel was laid on 6 August 1847 at Norfolk, Virginia. Her engines were constructed by Mehaffy & Company of Gosport, Virginia. She cost $785,000. She was launched on 14 February 1850 by the Norfolk Navy Yard and commissioned on 2 September 1852, Captain William Mervine in command.
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Record added: Apr 29, 2012
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