Abbitt, James Russell.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Abbitt

(first name): James

(middle name): Russell

Date of birth

(month): Oct

(day): 1

(year): 1898

Place of Birth

(town): Appomattox

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(state): Virginia

(country): USA

Name of father: E. R. Abbitt

Birthplace (country): USA

Maiden name of mother: Margaret Quissedberry

Birthplace (country): USA

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Baptist

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Fraternal Orders: Mason

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Previous military service or training: 1 year of Military school at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Education

(Preparatory): Appomattox H.S.

(College): Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Education

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(Degrees): B.S. in civil engineering

Occupation before entry into service: With civil engineering party

employer: U.S. and Canadian Boundary survey

Residence before entry into the service

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(town): Appomattox

(county): Appomattox

Present home address

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(town): Blacksburg

(county): Montgomery

(state): Va.

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): Oct 18, 1918

at (place): Christianburg Va.

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in the: Infantry

section of the : Student Army Training Camp

Identification number: 5138369

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place):

(date): October 14, 1918

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Discharged from service at (place): Blacksburg Virginia

(date): Dec 9 1918

as a (rank): pvt

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: Student, State Highway Ass't Testing Engineer

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: good

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United State upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Instructive and healthy

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Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

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Signed at (place): Blacksburg

on (date): August 22

year: 1921

(full name): James Russell Abbitt

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The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources:: Soldier in person

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