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John G. Abbott letters

John G. Abbott letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: John G. Abbott letters
Creator: Abbott, John G., 1838-1863
Inclusive Dates: 1862
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 10 letters
Collection Number: ms3957
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John G. Abbott was born November 20, 1838 in Tuckaohe, New Jersey and served as a sergeant with the 48th New York Volunteer Infantry in the Union Army in the Civil War through the 1862 seige of Fort Pulaski, and was fatally wounded in the assault on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina in 1863.

Scope and Content

The collection contains letters written by John G. Abbott to his brother Joseph E. P. Abbott during his service in the 48th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment in and around Fort Pulaski, Georgia in 1862.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John G. Abbott letters, ms3957, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
Fort Pulaski (Ga.) -- Siege, 1862.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Soldiers -- New York (State)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 48th (1861-1865)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11letters, 1862