★  Piatt, Abram Sanders

Abram (Abraham) Sanders Piatt

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Born: May 2, 1821

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Father: Benjamin McCullough Piatt 1779 – 1863
(Buried: Mac – a – creek Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio)​

Mother: Elizabeth Barnett 1780 – 1867
(Buried: Mac – a – creek Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio)​

1st Wife: Hannah Ann Piatt 1823 – 1861
(Buried: Mac – a – creek Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio)​

2nd Wife: Emma Belle Murray 1873 – 1967
(Buried: Indian Soldiers Home Cemetery, Tippecanoe, Indiana)​

Children:

Kentuck Ben Piatt 1841 – 1912​
(Buried: Mac – a – creek Cemetery West Liberty Ohio)​
William McCoy Piatt 1846 – 1927​
(Buried: Mac – a – creek Cemetery West Liberty Ohio)​
Mary Arabella Piatt Worthington 1850 – 1936​
(Buried: Mac – a – creek Cemetery West Liberty Ohio)​
Jacob I. Piatt 1852 – 1903​
(Buried: Mac – a – creek Cemetery West Liberty Ohio)​

Education:

Attended Xavier University​

Occupation before War:

Farmer in Mac – a – creek Valley in Logan County, Ohio​
Publisher and Editor of Mac – a – Creek Press Newspaper

Civil War Career:

1861: Colonel of 13th Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1861: Helped raise and Organize 54th Ohio Infantry Regiment
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1861: Helped raise and Organize 34th Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 34th Ohio Infantry Regiment​
1861: Led his regiment at the fighting at Chapmanville, Virginia​
Served on Picket Duty, Scouting Duty and served against guerillas​
1862: Served in the fighting near Princeton, Western Virginia​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Suffered from the effects of Typhoid Fever​
1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862: Injured and unable to walk at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Resigned as Brigadier General on February 17th

Occupation after War:

Farmer in Mac – a – creek Valley in Logan County, Ohio​
Builder of a Castle near West Liberty, Ohio​
1871 – 1872: Editor of The Capital Newspaper
1873 – 1880: Editor – in – Chief of The Capital Newspaper
1876: Ordered to be arrested by President Grant for starting riot​
1879: Unsuccessful Greenback Candidate for Governor of Ohio​
1880 – 1908: Farmer in Mac – a – creek Valley in Logan County, Ohio​
1888 – 1889: Editor of Belford’s Magazine

Died: March 23, 1908

Place of Death: Logan County, Ohio

Cause of Death: Cancer

Age at time of Death: 86 years old

Burial Place: Mac – a – creek Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio
 
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Polloco

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His second unit, the 34th Ohio, was a zouave regiment which was assigned to Western Virginia. After becoming a brigadier his brigade was at the Washington fortifications until it became part of General Sturgis' force which went to the aid of General Pope's Army at 2nd Bull Run. He missed Antietam because he was back defending Washington but did join in at Fredricksburg. This is where he had the incident with the horse.
 
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Luke Freet

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I don't have the details...yet. but it was through the newspaper, The Capital Newspaper, that Piatt was charged with inciting a riot. He supposedly stirred up the riot and insurrection through his paper, editorials maybe?
Would love to know what riot it was tied to
 

Polloco

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I can't seem to find it but I'm thinking it was more politcal and not racial. America seemed very divided over the up comming 1876 elections. I think someone even took a pot shot at Hayes in Ohio. But this is spectulation
 

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