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Federal (USV)

Private

David P. Abbott

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he mustered as Private, Company F, First Michigan Infantry on 18 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, his leg taken off by an artillery round.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.2 Wound detail from Barden & Jorgenson.3

Birth

c. 1838

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3142]

2   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 58  [AotW citation 20235]

3   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <http://www.1stminnesota.net/>, Source page: /#/soldier/747  [AotW citation 20236]