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Pvt James A Abbott
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1845
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
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. 
Grafton National Cemetery
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
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