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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Taylor Abbott

(1838 - 1909)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: King's Mountain Military Academy (1856),
Columbia Dental College, Class of 1860

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Palmetto (SC) Sharpshooters

Before Sharpsburg

He taught at King's Mountain after graduation, studied medicine with his father Dr. Henry Isaac Abbott, and graduated from dental school in 1860. In April 1861, by then about 23 years old, from Sumter County, he enlisted as a Private in Company D, 9th South Carolina Infantry. In May 1862 he was commissioned and mustered as 2nd Lieutenant of Company E, Palmetto Sharpshooters.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant in January 1863 and was wounded again, in the Wilderness, VA in 1864. He was surrendered with his Company at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He had a dental practice, farmed, and invested in real estate in South Carolina. He represented Sumter County for two terms in the State Senate 1890-93, and retired from dentistry in 1899.

References & notes

His service from the Rolls 1 and his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He lived with his parents until at least 1880, married Sarah Rembert Heriot (1856-1926) in 1888, and they adopted 4 of their sibling's orphaned children. His widow began receiving a veteran's pension from his Confederate service in 1919.


05/09/1838; Lodbar, Sumter County, SC


09/04/1909; Sumter County, SC; burial in Rembert Methodist Church Cemetery, Woodrow, SC


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company E, Palmetto SS, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24166]