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Abel Streight

Union Army general

Died when: 63 years 345 days (767 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Abel Streight

Abel Delos Streight (June 17, 1828 – May 27, 1892) was a peacetime lumber merchant and publisher, and was a Union Army colonel in the American Civil War.

His command precipitated a notable cavalry raid in 1863, known as Streight's Raid.He was a prisoner of war for 10 months.

On March 12, 1866, his nomination for appointment to the grade of brevet brigadier general, to rank from March 13, 1865 was confirmed.He later became a politician, and served as a state senator in Indiana for two terms.

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