|Birth: ||Aug. 26, 1838|
|Death: ||Mar. 13, 1872|
CAPT. JOHN WILSON ABBOTT was born in Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio, Aug. 26, 1838, and married to Amy Carmean on Oct. 24, 1861 in Monmouth, Ill.
ABBOTT, John W., 2nd Lieutenant in Company I, 72nd Illinois US Infantry. Residence: St. Augustine, Knox County,Illinois. Occupation: Mill Wright. Joined: August 14,1862 in Chicago, Illinois. Joined by Whom: Captain Harvey for a period of 3 years. Mustered in: August 21, 1862 in Chicago, Illinois. Remarks: Discharged for promotion as Captain, 11 IA Volunteers, AD May 23, 1863.
Dept. of the Interior, Pension Office, February 10, 1875: John W. Abbott, Captain, Company A, 49th U.S. Calvary Troops, was wounded in action at Millikens Bend, LA.,June 7, 1863, and was treated in Hospital at Memphis, Tennessee and was discharged January 27, 1864 and died March 13, 1872, at Monmouth, Illinois, from the results of the wound.
Letter from Charles W. McCluhan, M.D., dated November 2, 1875: State of Illinois, Warren County:
My name is Charles W. McCluhan, my residence and post office, Swan Creek, Warren county, Illinois; I am a regular practicing physician; I well knew John W. Abbott in his lifetime and before he entered the service; I saw him about the 1st of August 1863, also shortly after his discharge. He had a gunshot wound about six inches above the ankle joint of the right leg, the wound was still discharging and continued to do so for about eight months. Said Abbott was of scrofulous diathesis (tuberculosis disease of lymph nodes and bone, with slowly suppurating abscesses) and evidence of Phthisis (wasting of the body/tuberculosis) first made its appearance in April or May 1864. The said wound discharged twice after it first closed; when said wound finally healed, the leg was much reduced in size with shortening of the Tendon Achilles so that he wore a high heeled boot, or shoe, as long as he could walk. For a long time said Abbott suffered pain from use of said leg. From the first evidence of Phthisis from absorption of pus, aggravated by severe pain from said wound before and after it healed, developing the hereditary tendency to Phthisis; he still continued to gradually grow worse until his death, and I believe that the wound was the main and direct cause of said Abbott's death.
Amy Carmean Abbott (1837 - 1879)
Charles Wilson Abbott (1865 - 1952)*
Albert Lucian Abbott (1866 - 1944)*
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