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Abbey, Otis


Age: 30, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 14th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, 3SGT, Co. I, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 8/30/62, m/i 10/21/62, 1SGT, Co. E, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 08/04/1830, Hinesburg, VT
Death: 01/31/1921

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 39407083


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/14/1878
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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Otis Abbey died at his home on South Street Monday morning at 12:45 o'clock. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. James O. Howarth, with whom he lived, a brother, Osmand Abbey, of Granville, Tx., and a half brotherGeorge E. Abbey, of Middlebury, ; besides several nieces and nephews.

Mr Abbey was born in Hinesburg, August, 1830, and was the son of Orrin and Dimmis C. (Tucker) Abbey.

Mr. Abbey was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted in Company I. 1st Vermont Volunteer Infantry, May 2, 1861, as a Second Sargeant, and after his discharge re-enlisted in Company E. 14th Vermont as First Sargeant, participating in the battle of Gettysburg, in which he was slightly wounded. He was the oldest member of William P. Russell Post 89, G. A. R

He spent his life in Middlebury, with the exception to a few years when he lived in Providence. R. I.

Mr Abbeys death was caused by the wearing away incidental to old age, not an organic trouble. The funeral was held from his late home on South Street Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. There was a large attendance The members of William P. Russell Post, No. 89. G.A.R. . and the William P. Russell Circle No. 5, Ladies of the Grand Army were in attendance and the latter society read the burial service. Rev. R. B. Holmes, rector of Stephen's Espiscol Church officiated. There were many floral offerings. The bearers were Dr. P. E. Mellen, . Prof. F. E. Howard, A. T. Calhoun, I. O. Seeley, N. A. Brooks., and C. M. Hanks. Burial was in the West Cemetery.

Source: Middlebury Register, Feb. 4, 1921
Courtesy of Deanna French