[source: regimental letters book]
[According to Bates, he was dishonorably discharged on 20 October 1864]
Head Quarters 91st Regt P.V. July 26th 1864
I have the honor to transmit the enclosed Statements relative to private Peter M Abbott Co "M" 62nd Pa Vols. received under guard from Pro Maj Brig Hd Qrs.
The name does not appear on the list transferred to this Command and as he may be entitled to his discharge I have taken his Statement together with that of a Sergeant who appears to know all about him
I respectfully request that they be referred to the Commdg Genl that I be instructed what disposition to make of this man
I am Capt
Very respectfully &c
(signed) John D Lentz
I left with the Companies "L" & "M" for City Point July 19th in the afternoon Capt Murry gave me a pass to visit my father at Corps Hospital to return by 9 A.M. 20th Stating that the boat would not leave before that time. on my return at 9 A.M. found the boat had left for Washington. went to the Pro Marsl City Point Stated that I was left and he directed me to return to the Regt I was assigned to when my Statement must be made to enable me to get the necessary pass to join my Company at Washington.
Camp of 91st Pa Vols
July 25th 1864
(Signed) Peter M Abbott
Private Co "M" 62nd P.V.
In front of Petersburg Va July 25th 1864
Private Peter M Abbott was first A member of "F" Co 62nd PV in October 1861 he was transferred to Co "M" and was entitled to his discharge on the 4th day of July 1864 but had Straggled away from his Co. on the 16th of June last while on the march from James River to Petersburg and was returned to Co July 16th inst under guard he has been absent from his Co ever since May 2nd 1864 except eleven days I was acting ordy Sergt of Co "M" 62nd Regt P.V. during the Specified time
(Signed) M C Wilson
91st Regt PVV
Late of Co "M" 62nd PV.
Forwarded through Brig. Hd. Qrs July 26th