Ira Coray Abbott Union Infantry 1st Regiment, Michigan Infantry (3 months, 1861) Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War first as Lieutenant Colonel, then Colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry regiment. He was wounded in the face at the Battle of Fredericksburg. At the Battle of Gettysburg, his regiment was part of Colonel William S. Tilton's brigade that fought against attacking Confederates in the Stony Hill area West of the Wheatfield on July 2, 1863. Under intense fire, he kept his Michigan soldiers on the battle line until he himself was shot and seriously wounded, and had to retreat to the rear of the Union lines. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". A monument to his regiment stand in the Loop on Sickles Avenue in the Gettysburg National Military Park. He was born Dec. 14, 1824. He died Oct. 9, 1908.