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Ira Coray Abbott
Birth: Dec. 14, 1824
Burns
Allegany County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1908
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He served during the Civil War first as Lieutenant Colonel, then Colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry regiment. He was wounded in the face at the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, and at the Battle of Gettysburg, his regiment was part of Colonel William S. Tilton's brigade that fought against attacking Confederates in the Stony Hill area West of the Wheatfield on July 2, 1863. Under intense fire during the engagement, he kept his Michigan soldiers on the battle line until he himself was shot and seriously wounded, and had to retreat to the rear of the Union lines. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". A monument to his regiment stands in "the Loop" on Sickles Avenue in the Gettysburg National Military Park. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Electa Araminta Shear Abbott (1840 - 1914)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 876
 
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Record added: Feb 02, 2001
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Ira Coray Abbott
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Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
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