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Confederate (CSV)

Private

George H. Abel

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Prince William County, he mustered into Company B (formerly G), 49th Virginia Infantry, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

Originally buried " in N.E. corner of Mrs. Lucker's house-field" on the battlefield at Sharpsburg. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 Death detail from the Virginia Military Dead,2 which has him as George H. Able. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1833; Prince William County, VA

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4522]

2   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/vmd/>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18888]