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F.M. Abbott

F.M. Abbott

Federal (USV)


Fletcher Morton Abbott

(1843 - 1925)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: Harvard Medical School, Class of 1875

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Company D on 8 July 1861 and First Lieutenant on 13 June 1862.

The rest 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 & 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.


02/18/1843; Lowell, MA


08/29/1925; Wellesley, MA; burial in 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, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: Vol. 93, pg. 4751  [AotW citation 14503]