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Othman A. Abbott letter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC2

Scope and Contents

In a letter to Samuel Willard, Othman A. Abbott details his regiment's intent to contribute to Lincoln monument fund and that Abbott is expecting to be sent to East Port, MS after being wounded.


  • Created: 1865


Biographical / Historical

Othman A. Abbott (1842-1935)and his family moved to a DeKalb County, IL farm in 1846. During the American Civil War he enlisted in the 9th Illinois Cavalry serving from 1861-1865 and reaching the rank of Second Lieutenant. After the war he became a lawyer at Belvidere, IL (1867) and subequently moved to Nebraska where he entered politics.


1 folder (1 folder: .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet))

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