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Sgt Charles A Abel
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1844
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1906
Holmesburg
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Army Soldier.

He served during the Civil war as a Sergeant in Company D, 3rd Delaware Infantry, being mustered in on January 25, 1862.

He was wounded in the hip on June 2, 1864 during the Battle of Cold Harbor, and was eventually transferred to the 24th Veterans Reserve Corps. He was mustered out as Sergeant Major of the regiment on July 27, 1865.

He was present in Ford's Theater in Washington, DC when John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865. He was part of a hastily put together guard that was placed to protect the residence of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton after the assassination became known.

After the war he was employed for 29 years by the Philadelphia County Prison, rising from Clerk to Deputy Superintendent. 
 
Burial:
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Moreland Section, Lot 789
 
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Jul 20, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9127939
Sgt Charles A Abel
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Sgt Charles A Abel
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Sgt Charles A Abel
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- Russ Pickett
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- Russ Dodge
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