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Family letters of General Henry Larcom Abbot, 1831-1927

Author: Catherine C Abbot
Publisher: Gettysburg, PA : Thomas Publications, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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General Abbot's life story is told through some 800 family letters written during his thirty year military career. These documents detail his long and extraordinary career as he became skilled in the disciplines of topography, hydraulics, artillery, and underwater torpedoes. His command of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery during the Civil War is highlighted.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Henry L Abbot
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine C Abbot
ISBN: 1577470672 9781577470670
OCLC Number: 49942515
Description: x, 116 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Growing up, 1830-1850 --
The young soldier and engineer, 1854-1856 --
Victorian courtship, marriage, and the outbreak of war, 1855-1861 --
Commander of the 1st Connecticut Heavy, 1863-1865 --
Willet's Point stories --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Catherine C. Abbot.

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General Abbot's life story is told through some 800 family letters written during his thirty year military career. These documents detail his long and extraordinary career as he became skilled in the disciplines of topography, hydraulics, artillery, and underwater torpedoes. His command of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery during the Civil War is highlighted.

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