Thursday, May 15, 2014

Funeral of Major Henry Abbott

Sunday, May 15, 1864

A funeral mass was held for Major Henry Abbott in Boston's Emmanuel Church at 1:30 P.M. The funeral was well-attended, as eulogies for Major Abbott were published in many local newspapers. One of Abbott's professors at Harvard, Episcopal Reverend Frederick D. Hutchinson, presided at the funeral service. Abbott's coffin, decorated with flowers and flags, bore his sword, sash, and hat. After the service Major Abbott was transported by railroad to Lowell and buried in Lowell Cemetery next to his brothers. 1

1Richard F. Miller, Harvard's Civil War: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2005), 342-43.

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