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Abijah Abernathy
Private Abijah B. Abernathy,
Company C, 78th Indiana Infantry.
Died 14 Jul 1908; 67 years of age.

An alternative name Abernatty is reported in the US National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailor System database.

Abijah Abernathy enlisted as a Private on 01 Aug 1862.
He was mustered into Company C, 78th Indiana Infantry regiment on 01 Aug 1862.
He served 02 months; 01 Aug 1862 to 03 Oct 1862.

The 78th Indiana Infantry regiment was a 60 day enlistment. The regiment was employed on picket duty against guerrilla raids along the Kentucky border for the greater part of its term.

Abijah Abernathy was mustered out on 03 Oct 1862 after expiration of his term of service at Evansville, Indiana.

Other information regarding Abijah Abernathy gleaned from the Boulder Genealogical Society Columbia Cemetery Burial Index, includes:
  • born circa 1841
  • member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Nathaniel Lyons Post #5
  • died 14 Jul 1908

    The US Goverment issue headstone inscribed Abijah Abernathy standing in the South East GAR lots in Columbia Cemetery appears to be a cenotaph.

    Abijah Abernathy's obituary stated 'Abiga' Abernathy's remains were 'escorted to the depot' by old soldiers of the Nathaniel Lyon GAR Post for burial at his old home in Ohio.

  • Boulder Genealogical Society, Columbia Cemetery Burial Index
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • US NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • US NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries

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