From Schoolboy to Soldier: The Correspondence and Journals of Edward Stanley Abbot, 1853-1863
By Quincy Abbot ’54. Quincy S. Abbot, 2013. From his schoolboy days to the beginning of his career as a Union soldier, Edward Stanley Abbot faithfully chronicled his life through journals and letters to family members. His writings explore his experiences at Exeter, Harvard and then in the military; his changing relationships with his family as he grows up; his life as a druggist in Boston, Mass.; and his reasons and motivations for eventually joining the Union army.