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Federal (USV)


Samuel Dwight Abbott

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

A 23 year old moulder from Lowell, he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his Wounds at Bolivar [Heights, MD] on 20 September.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.


12/02/1837; Andover, MA


09/20/1862; Bolivar, VA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2 , pp. 206 - 213  [AotW citation 2693]