Aug 15

Military Monday: Sloan H. Abbott, Confederate Veteran

The family of Salome Abbot was enumerated in the Dug Road District (Jasper Post Office), Pickens County, Georgia on 6 June 1860.[1] The household consisted of Salome Abbott, age 27, born in S.C. farmer, real estate valued at $200, and personal estate valued at $150; Anna Abbot, age 30, born in S.C.; and Georgia Abbot, age 1, born in Georgia.

S.H. Abbett appear on the muster roll of Pickens County Militia on the 4th of March 1862.[2] On that same day Sloan Abbett enlisted in the 43d Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. His service record[3] indicates that he served in Company C, lead by Captain Benjamin T. Hanie’s. Abbott appears on the company muster roll for 10 March to the end of Augusst 1862 with a remark stating that he died of fever on the 28th of June [1862].

Anna Abbott filed for a Confederate Pension on the 18th of January 1899.[4]

According to her pensaion application her husband, Sloan Abbott, died of typhoid fever on the 29th of June 1862. [5] Sloan H. and his wife, Anna, are buried at the Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery in Southeastern Pickens County. His headstone has the dates 27 November 1832 to 29 June 1862.[6]

© Linda Woodward Geiger. All Rights Reserved

[1] 1860 U.S. Census, Free Population Schedule, Pickens County, Georgia, page 885, dwelling 65, family 47; NARA micropublication M653, reel 133.

[2] Tate, History of Pickens County, 224

[3] 43d Inf. Service Records, M266, Reel 460

[4] Confederate Pension Application of Anna Abbott, Widow of Sloan Abbott, Pickens County, Georgia; Georgia Archives micropublication GCP 372.

[5] Pickens County, Georgia, Confederate Pension Records, 1890-1910; Georgia Archives microcopy RHS 4108. Hereinafter cited as Pickens Co. Confederate Pension Records, 1890-1910.

[6] Tombstone of Sloan Abbott viewed and read by Linda Woodward Geiger, 15 February 2002.


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