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Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Abraham Denton
Co. C
1 Tenn Cav
Jun 11, 1863

Abraham Denton
Co. C.
1st Regt. Tenn Cav
Died dureing the
siege of Vicksburg
June 8, 1863
(see "Louisiana grouping")




A Diary Entry
on the Day Denton Died

8 Jun 1863, Monday

"The summer heats are terrible, the nights thus far have been cool enough to sleep pleasantly but the mosquitoes are very troublesome. Shelling from the mortars continued all night."

from A Tennessean at the Siege of Vicksburg: The Diary of Samuel Alexander Ramsey Swan, May - July, 1863. Tennessee Historical Quarterly, December 1955





(At right) Pvt. A. Denton "Died at Vicksburg June 8, 1863."




Compiled service record at

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
-- Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records
-- Mississipppi Confederate Grave Registry

Pvt. Abraham Denton, b. 19 Jul 1839, Tenn. He enlisted 8 Aug 1861 at age 21 at Athens, Tenn., for 12 months, joining up with 3rd Battalion Tenn Cavalry, Co. D. This later became 1st (Carter's) Regt Tenn Cav., Co. C.

In Feb 1863, part of this regiment was sent to serve as scouts and an escort for Gen. Carter Stevenson and his division at Vicksburg.

He was wounded about 5 Jun 1863, Vicksburg.


Thanks to George Martin for this compilation of information on this soldier Abraham Denton.
George is the great-great-grandnephew of
Tennessee soldier Isaac Martin.

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