|Birth: ||May 26, 1845|
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 1, 1922|
Mr. Abbott was a Union Civil War veteran. He enlisted at Binghamton, New York as a private in the 15th U.S. Infantry (Regular Army) on March 4, 1862. He is described as age 19, farmer, 5' 5" tall with brown hair, blue eyes, and a ruddy complexion. He was discharged as a corporal on March 11, 1865 at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.
The 15th U.S. Infantry served under generals George Thomas and William Tecumseh Sherman. By the end of the Civil War, the regiment had fought in 22 major engagements, including Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Murfreesboro, and Atlanta.
Mr. Abbott served an additional three years in the army from 1867 - 1870 rising to the rank of First Sergeant of Comapny I, 4th U.S. Artillery Regiment.
Mr. Abbott was in Oregon by 1880 and served as Commander of Astoria GAR Post 14 of the GAR.
Detail from the 1880 US Census for Clatsop County, Oregon:
Self Robert N. Abbott M 35 New York
Wife Mary A. Abbott F 28 District of Columbia
Son Edwin V. Abbott M 9 Missouri
Daughter Mary B. Abbott F 7 Oregon
Son Ruba A. Abbott M 5 Oregon
Son Robert J. Abbott M 5 Oregon
aughter Blanch E. Abbott F 3 Oregon
Son William H. Abbott M 2 Oregon
Co. I, 4th US ART
Ocean View Cemetery
Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: Aug 03, 2009
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