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Sgt John G. Abbott
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1838
Cape May County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 7, 1863
Throggs Neck
Bronx County
New York, USA

Sgt. John G. Abbott, Company D, 48th New York Infantry Regiment, died of wounds sustained in the July 18, 1863, Union assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina. (The assault on Fort Wagner was made famous by the motion picture "Glory.") Sgt. Abbott was evacuated by ship to Fort Schuyler, New York, where he died on August 7, 1863. Sgt. Abbott, a native of Gravelly Run outside Mays Landing, New Jersey, enlisted on July 30, 1861. He was a member of the prominent Abbott family, including brothers Rev. William T., Chaplain with the 23rd New Jersey Volunteers; Joseph E.P., county prosecutor; Charles T., New Jersey State Assembly; Benjamin T., physician; and Clark W., and sisters Rebecca and Margaret. Sgt. Abbott was the son of John Chattin Abbott and Ann Godfrey Treen Abbott. He was the grandson of John Abbit (Abbott) who served with the Pittsgrove Company of the Salem County Militia in the American Revolution.

The 48th Infantry, formerly known as "The Continental Guard," became known during the Civil War as "Perry's Saints," or "The Fighting Parson's Regiment" because the regiment was formed under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. James H. Perry, a Methodist minister. The 48th Regiment was part of General Strong's Brigade at Morris Island. Company D was comprised of volunteers from New Jersey, and became known as the "Die No Mores" taken from a line in a hymn "I'm going home to die no more." This line from "I'm Going Home" by William Hunter became prophetic given the company's high casualty rate at Morris Island. 
Family links: 
  John C. Abbott (1803 - 1891)
  Ann Godfrey Treen Abbott (1812 - 1864)
  William Treen Abbott (1836 - 1925)*
  John G. Abbott (1838 - 1863)
  Joseph E. P. Abbott (1840 - 1914)*
  Clark Webster Abbott (1842 - 1922)*
  Benjamin Treen Abbott (1845 - 1911)*
  Rebecca A. Abbott (1847 - 1879)*
  Charles T. Abbott (1849 - 1902)*
  Margaret T. Abbott (1852 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Union Cemetery
Mays Landing
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: 95S, Lot B
Created by: Richard McGeary
Record added: Apr 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36337520
Sgt John G. Abbott
Added by: Richard McGeary
Sgt John G. Abbott
Added by: Richard McGeary
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Uncle, I've followed your path from Hilton Head to Port Royal, Tybee Island, Fort Pulaski, Bluffton, Pocotaligo, Beaufort, St. Helena, and finally Morris Island. Thank you for giving your life to help preserve this nation.
- Richard McGeary
 Added: May. 3, 2016

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