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CPT Charles Augustus Abbey
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Birth: Apr. 28, 1841
Rondout
Ulster County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1919

Third lieutenant, United States Revenue Marines. Abbey, who was born in Rondout, New York, and was a resident of Syracuse, began service in the Revenue Marines in 1864 as a third lieutenant. His initial assignment was on the Walter B. Forward, a cutter that was part of the Atlantic Blockading Squadron off Wilmington, North Carolina. In march 1865, he was in charge of the Emmaline Johnson, a warship in New York Harbor. After the war, he continued his service and became a captain on 26 April 1872. The Revenue Marines later merged with the Coast Guard. In 1886, he was assigned as Inspector of Life Saving Stations in New York, and three years later, was made Inspector General of the Life Saving Service and Superintendent of Construction for all of the coasts of the United States (except for Alaska). Among his commands was the Bear, the vessel that Admiral Richard Byrd took to Antarctica. His accomplishments were recorded in the book, "Before the mast in the Clippers" by Harpur Allen Gosnell, and acknowledged his fellow officers who promoted him to senior captain a year after he retired. After the war he lived in New Berne, North Carolina, Northport, Long Island, and Brooklyn. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Horatio Gates Abbey (1818 - 1879)
  Nancy Maria Young Abbey (1816 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Pamela Cathrina Hjousbery Abbey (1844 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Jessie Louise Abbey (1866 - 1868)*
  Hartwell Abbey (1868 - 1940)*
  Lars Gustaf Abbey (1870 - 1899)*
  Raymond Abbey (1872 - 1913)*
  Carlyle Abbey (1877 - 1878)*
  Lucille Abbey (1877 - ____)*
  Woodbury Abbey (1884 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gertrude L. Reynolds (____ - 1936)**
  Charles Augustus Abbey (1841 - 1919)
  Lyman Cobb Abbey (1845 - 1859)*
  William Chester Abbey (1850 - 1924)*
  Gertrude Howard Abbey Reynolds (1864 - 1928)**
  Bessie Burt Abbey (1868 - 1870)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Interred on 01 April 1919
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 12118 Sec 65
 
Created by: The Historian
Record added: Jul 28, 2008
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CPT Charles Augustus Abbey
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- The Historian
 Added: Jul. 28, 2008

- KimPS
 Added: Mar. 7, 2010

- Earl Abbe
 Added: Apr. 16, 2009
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