A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Abbott, John Stevens Cabot
(1805–1877).—Historian, etc., b. Brunswick, Maine, and ed. at Bowdoin Coll. He studied theology and became a minister of the Congregational Church at various places in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Owing to the success of a little work, The Mother at Home, he devoted himself, from 1844 onwards, to literature, and especially to historical writing. Among his principal works, which were very popular, are: History of Napoleon Bonaparte (1852–55), History of the Civil War in America (1863–66), and History of Frederick the Great (1871).