FULL STANDING CDV OF 2ND MASSACHUSETTS OFFICER KILLED AT CEDAR MOUNTAIN

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Image shows Edward G. Abbott posed at the position of “PARADE REST” with his Model 1850-foot officer sword in front of him. He wears a dark frock coat with Captain’s shoulder straps and matching dark trousers. At his waist is his sash and belt with rectangular plate and scabbard.

Image has good clarity and contrast. Paper and mount have moderate surface dirt from age and storage.

Reverse has photographer’s imprint for WARREN…LOWELL (Mass.) There is also some collector information in pencil.

Edward Gardner Abbott was born September 29, 1840 in Lowell, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard in 1860 and began to practice law.

After the attack on the 6th Massachusetts in Baltimore on April 19, 1861, Abbott began raising a company of militia called the Abbott Guards of which he was elected Captain. On May 24th the company was mustered in as Company A, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry.

The 2nd was assigned to Banks Division of the Army of the Potomac and saw action at Kernstown, Woodstock and Winchester. In June 1862 the regiment became part of the 2nd Corps of Pope’s Army of Virginia.

On August 9th during the fighting at Cedar Mountain, Captain Abbott was shot in the neck and killed. His body was returned home and buried in Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, Massachusetts.    [ad]

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