William D. Abbey

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W. D. Abbey
1. Tex Lit. Art. Claiburne Div. Army of Tenn.
Died Jan. 24, 1912
Aged 80 yrs.
Full Name: William D. Abbey
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:E  Number:25
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1832 
Died: January 24, 1912 
Burial Date: January 25, 1912 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Louisianna 
Occupation: Miner 
Marital Status: Single 
Came To Texas: 1866 
Residence: Palestine, Texas 
Admitted To Home: February 1, 1897 
Religion: Presbyterian 
Division: Clayborne's 
Company: !st Texas Light Artillery 

WILLIAM D. ABBEY (1832 ~ 1912) William D. Abbey, Confederate veteran, was born in Louisiana in 1832. Eventually he came to Texas, where he enlisted in the Confederate Army at Tyler, in 1861. He served as a bugler in Captain Douglas' Battery (formerly John J. Goode's Company), Company A, 1st Texas Artillery, until 1865, when his name appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War in Citronelle, Alabama. He was paroled at Gainesville, Alabama, on May 13, 1865.

Abbey, a Presbyterian who never married, made his living as a miner until chronic illness made it impossible for him to support himself. He was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home on February 1, 1897, where he died on January 24, 1924.

Information taken from: Federal Pension Application # 11308, National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System

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