|Birth: ||unknown, USA|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 1864, USA|
Abraham Yeager was a private in the 79th Regiment United States Colored Infantry company G. He was also listed on the African American Civil War Memorial in Washington DC. His plaque No. is C-86.
The 79th Regiment Infantry (New) was organized from 1st Kansas Colored Infantry December 13, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to January, 1865. Colored Brigade, 7th Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to October, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Fort Smith, Ark., until January, 1865. Skirmish at Ivey's Ford January 8. Ordered to Little Rock January 16. Skirmish at Clarksville, Ark., January 18. Duty at Little Rock, Ark., until July, and at Pine Bluff until October. Mustered out at Pine Bluff, Ark., October 1, 1865, and discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, October 30, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 183 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 165 Enlisted men by disease. Total 354.
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Little Rock National Cemetery
Plot: 6-Row 0-Grave #3990, Buried September 10, 1864
Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: Jul 10, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7671835
In Honor of a fallen Soldier|
Added: Jan. 7, 2017
Saluting you on this Veteran's Day Weekend/Veteran's Day 2014. Thanking you again, and always, for your service to our country.|
Added: Nov. 9, 2014
Thank you, and Rest in Peace, brave and valiant soldier. The Republic lives on, blood-bought at a horrible price. // The medal was first authorized in 1905 for the fortieth anniversary of the Civil War's conclusion. The blue and gray ribbon denotes the r...(Read more)|
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