Ferring W. Abbe was a resident of Mansfield on September 9, 1861 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged for disability December 20, 1861.
He was born about 1812 and he married Julia A. Thompson in 1835 in Mansfield. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 48 year old farm laborer and head of household. After the Civil War, he moved to Portland, New York where he was a farmer. Fearing moved back to Connecticut between June 9, 1880 and September 23, 1881.
On September 24, 1881, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 430,198 that was not granted.
He died on March 17, 1907 and is buried at the Spring Grove Cemetery in Hartford.