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Jared T. Abbott
Papers, 1864-1865


Quantity: 1 folio box (0.25 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Purchased, Frank Abbott, April 1948
Processed By: Manuscripts and Special Collections, 1948

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Biographical Note:

Jared T. Abbott enlisted on September l, 1864, at Fabius, New York. He was mustered in as a captain in Company I, 185th Regiment of New York Volunteers, on December 12, 1864, and mustered out of the service on May 30, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He was commissioned a major in the New York State Volunteers by brevet.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists chiefly of financial and administrative records of Company I of the 185th New York Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. These records include volunteer enlistment agreements of 30 individuals from Fabius, New York, who enlisted for service in August and September 1864; invoices, vouchers, reports, etc., related to clothing, camp, garrison equipment, and ordnance supplied to the company; reports and inventories of ordnance and other supplies used in specific engagements.

Container List:

Box Folder Description
1 0 Finding Aid
1 1 63 items
Volunteer enlistment agreements of men, mostly from Fabius, New York, who enlisted with the 185th Volunteer Infantry for one year during the period August and September 1864. (Alphabetically arranged)
1 2 30 items
Form 27 - List of Quartermaster's stores issued to Co. I for October 1864-June 1865
Form 3(a) or 7(a) - Invoices for ordnance and ordnance stores received from Capt. J.T. Abbott, October 1864-March 1865
Form 2(b) - Invoices of ordnance and ordnance stores turned over to Capt. J.T. Abbott, September 1864-April 1865
Form 1(b) - Quarterly return of ordnance and ordnance stores received, issued, and remaining on hand in Co. I for third and fourth quarters, 1864, and second quarter, 1865.
1 3 10 items
Form 51 - Monthly return of clothing, camp and garrison equipment received and issued by Capt. J.T. Abbott, September 1864-June 1865.
1 4 8 items, plus 9 envelopes
Form 52 - Monthly list (with signatures) of non-commissioned officers and men of Co. I and the articles of clothing received by each, September 1864-May 1865. Also 9 envelopes for soldiers' votes which were used as covers for these reports.
1 5 29 items
Miscellaneous papers: Letters certifying as to circumstances under which certain equipment was lost, mostly in engagements in which Co. I took part, January-June 1865; receipts for equipment turned in; letters; special orders; certificates of promotion issued to Jared T. Abbott, private, December 19, 1864, containing personal description; abstracts of materials used by Co. I in first and second quarters, 1865, which give dates and names of places where the company was in action; quarterly return of deceased soldiers (one listed) dated March 31, 1865; list of property "carelessly lost" by various soldiers during the fourth quarter, 1866; price list of clothing, camp and garrison equipage for cavalry and infantry, July 1864; and a cartridge report for Co. I which gives names of men.
Last Updated: January 13, 2022