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May 6, 1864, Battle of Wilderness and Major Henry Abbott Killed

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  • Coly H
    Major Henry Abbott was killed 147 years ago today at the battle of the Wilderness. Abbott was killed when the 20th Massachusetts followed General Wadsworth s
    Message 1 of 2 , May 6, 2011
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      Major Henry Abbott was killed 147 years ago today at the battle of the
      Wilderness. Abbott was killed when the 20th Massachusetts followed
      General Wadsworth's orders to charge up the Plank Road to give Hancock
      time to reform his troops and hold off Longstreet's attack.
    • Raymond OHara
      Wadsworth was another Harvard man who would die in the Wilderness, he was reputed to be one of richest men if not the richest man in America. He served without
      Message 2 of 2 , May 6, 2011
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        Wadsworth was another Harvard man who would die in the Wilderness, he was reputed to be one of richest men if not the richest man in America. He served without pa donating his time to his country.y.


        --- On Fri, 5/6/11, Coly H <csh_2088@...> wrote:

        From: Coly H <csh_2088@...>
        Subject: [20th_Massachusetts_Infantry_Regiment] May 6, 1864, Battle of Wilderness and Major Henry Abbott Killed
        To: 20th_Massachusetts_Infantry_Regiment@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Friday, May 6, 2011, 2:52 PM

         

        Major Henry Abbott was killed 147 years ago today at the battle of the
        Wilderness. Abbott was killed when the 20th Massachusetts followed
        General Wadsworth's orders to charge up the Plank Road to give Hancock
        time to reform his troops and hold off Longstreet's attack.

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