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Federal (USV)

Private

Thomas Abbott

(1840 - 1903)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 84th New York Infantry/14th Brooklyn

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted at Brooklyn to serve three years and mustered as Private, Company B, 84th New York Infantry on 23 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant 1 January 1863 and was wounded again, in action at Spotsylvania, VA on 8 May 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 6 June 1864 in New York City.

After the War

He last lived at 844 Greenwich Street in Manhattan, and died from myocarditis.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Details from Green-Wood.2 His gravesite is also on Findagrave.

Birth

1840

Death

12/16/1903 Manhattan, NY; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY

Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For 1901, Ser. #30, pg. 754  [AotW citation 6277]

2   Green-Wood Historic Fund volunteers, and Jeffrey I. Richman, Cemetery Historian, Civil War Biographies, Published 2015, first accessed 13 September 2018, <https://www.green-wood.com/2015/civil-war-biographies-introduction/>, Source page: /civil-war-biographies-a-baird/  [AotW citation 18086]