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Pvt James A Abbott
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Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 3, 1861
West Virginia, USA

James Abbott was killed during the Civil War.
During the Battle of Cheat Mountain, Virginia, the men of Company C, 9th Indiana Infantry found themselves lying face down under an artillery barrage from Confederate cannon. One of its number, private James A. Abbott was struck in the side by a spent shell that instantly killed him. The ball was later removed from Abbott's body. Amazingly, upon closer examination, the cannon ball was inscribed with the name "Abbott," the name of the owner of the foundry that had made the deadly projectile. Abbott lived in Elkhart County, Indiana, before the war. 
 
Burial:
Grafton National Cemetery
Grafton
Taylor County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: E Lot 699
 
Created by: Eric Lowman
Record added: Nov 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23032083
Pvt James A Abbott
Added by: Eric Lowman
 
Pvt James A Abbott
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Pvt James A Abbott
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- Justin M
 Added: Jan. 20, 2011
Thank you for your service and sacrifice in the Civil War.
- Eric Lowman
 Added: Aug. 17, 2008
Residence Elkhart County IN; Enlisted on 9/5/1861 as a Private.On 9/5/1861 he mustered into "C" Co. IN 9th Infantry He was Killed on 10/3/1861 at Green Briar River, WV
- Justin M
 Added: Jan. 20, 2011
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