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ABIAL CHENEY. Born in Kingsville, Ohio. Enlisted at the age of forty-three years, December 5, 1863, as a recruit, in 1st Battery Light Artillery. Mustered into United States service December 19, 1863. Transferred to 2d Vermont Battery of Light Artillery, July 13, 1864, and to 1st Company Heavy Artillery, March 1, 1865. Discharged for disability, June 3, 1865. Disability caused by the, fall of a horse at Natchitoches, La., June 2, 1865, seriously injuring his spine. He was in the action at Conrad's Ferry, on the Potomac, June 17, 1861, Harper's Ferry, July 5, 1861, Falling Waters, and Martinsburg, July 1861. This was while he was connected with a Regiment from New Hampshire, and during his first term of service. Enlisting a second time for St. Johnsbury, he was in the actions at Pleasant Hill, La., April 9, 1864, at Cane River, April 22, and Yellow Bayou. Mr. Cheney was in three unfortunate campaigns, first under Gen. Patterson, when he did not engage the enemy and detain him from re-enforcing the Rebel Army at the first Bull Run battle; second, under Gen. Banks in the Shenandoah Valley, and third, the Red River campaign. United States bounty, $320; from the town of St. Johnsbury, $300.