Abbott, Edmond, COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1916-1918, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
Service Years
1914 - 1939

Infantry

Colonel



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1871
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Glenwood
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Feb 13, 1939
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord World War I Honorable Discharge Chevron


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Edmund C. Abbott graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College in 1893. Also an attorney, he was admitted to the Bar September 4, 1894 at Garden City, Kansas, and practiced several years in Trinidad, Colorado and later in Taos County where he had moved in 1897.

He served as a Representative in the House of the 34th Legislative Assembly, and was appointed district attorney for the First Judicial District by Governor Otero in 1901, serving five terms, under three governors. In 1908 he was appointed Assistant United States Attorney for New Mexico. He was then elected as first Judge of the First Judicial
District under to the State Government on November 7, 1911.

He served as Colonel of the First Infantry, National Guard of New Mexico since 1909. In 1916 the National Guard was mobilized to Columbus, New Mexico with Col. Abbott in command and served under General Pershing.  He remained in the Army and  served overseas in World War I and was subsequently stationed at Governors Island, New York.

His tombstone is located in the Arlington National Cemetery, Section 3, Grave 1722-A, just downhill from the loop on McKinley Drive, southeast corner of the Cemetery.


ABBOTT, EDMUND G
COL US ARMY RETIRED
DATE OF DEATH: 02/13/1939
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 1722-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

 

   
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 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
  1916-1918, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry (Airmobile)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1911-1919 Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)
 Colleges Attended 
Kansas State University
  1889-1893, Kansas State University
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