Pvt George W. F. Abraham

  • Birth 22 Feb 1847 Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 12 Nov 1864 Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA
  • Plot H-11977
  • Memorial ID 15625957

He was a farmer from Rosemount, MN, just south and west of Fort Snelling. Enlisted as a private (date unknown) at age 17 and on 2/20/1864 was mustered into Co. D, 1st Minnesota Infantry.
The "Old First" was being mustered out and efforts were being made to reenlist enough of the veterans to allow the unit's name to be continued on. However, there were not enough men left who were willing to sign up so the unit got a new name: the 1st Minnesota Battalion. George was re-mustered into Company B of the First Battalion on 3/1/1864 and served as a musician, probably a drummer.
He was captured on June 22, 1864, at the Battle of Petersburg and sent to Andersonville Prison. Unfortunately, a couple of months later he died from scorbitus. He never saw his 18th birthday.

The Andersonville records show the following.

Code No: 21977
Grave No: 11977
Last Name: Abraham
First Name: George W. F.
Rank: Musician
Company: B
Regiment: 1
State: MN
Branch Of Service : Infantry
Date of Death: 11/12/1864
Cause of Death: Scorbutus
Remarks* GEORGE F. W. ABRAHAM [2]; G. ABRIAN, RANK NOT LISTED [3]; PRIVATE [1]; RANK [17]
Reference: p 26 [3]; p 66 [17] ADG RPT: 68
Place Captured: Petersburg, Virginia
Date Captured: 6/23/1864
Alternate Names: ABRIAN
Status: Died at Andersonville
Muster date: 4/1/1864
Age at Muster: 17


Family Members

Gravesite Details Unit roster confirms middle initials as W.F. The gravestone is engraved in error.

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  • Maintained by: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 5 Sep 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15625957
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt George W. F. Abraham (22 Feb 1847–12 Nov 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15625957, citing Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (contributor 48353502) .