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F.M. Abbott
F.M. Abbott

Federal (USV)


Fletcher Morton Abbott

(1843 - 1925)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Company D on 8 July 1861 and First Lieutenant on 13 June 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was on the staff of Brigadier General William Dwight in New Orleans in 1863. Resigned for illness on 23 December 1863.

After the War:
He graduated with an MD from Harvard in 1875.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Quint1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His photograph from the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2. His brother Henry Livermore Abbott (KIA Wilderness, VA, 1864) was also at Antietam, with the 20th Massachusetts Infantry, His brother Edward Gardner Abbott (KIA Cedar Mountain, VA, 1862) had raised and Captained Company A of the 2nd, of which Fletcher had briefly been a member.

Birth Date: 02/18/1843    Place of Birth: Lowell, MA    
College: Harvard Medical School    Graduating Year: 1875    
Death Date: 08/29/1925    Death Place: Wellesley, MA    Burial Place: Saint Marys Cemetery, Newton Lower Falls, MA


1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 490 - 506  [AotW citation 14492]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Vol. 93, pg. 4751  [AotW citation 14503]

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