Monday, July 30, 2012

W. Marion Seay

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W. Marion Seay, Adjutant of Garland Rodes Camp, U. C V., Lynchburg, Va., was born in 1842, and had hardly completed his course at Lynchburf- College when in June, 1S61. he entered the Confederate service as sergeant in the Lyndiburg Rifles, or Company E, mh Virginia Infantry.  With his regimenl, under Col. Samuel Garland, he participated in the fight at Blackburn's Ford, battle of Manassas, jind Dranesville in 1861. In 1862. under the brigade command of Gen, A, P Hill, the regiment took a prominent part in the battle of Yorktown and Williamsburg. He also shared in the services of his regiment at Seven Pines, the seven days' fighting before Richmond, Georgetown, Second Manassas, and Fredericksburg, and participated in the campaign of Long street's Corps in 1862-63 about Suffolk and Newbern, N. C. He also shared in the heroic fighting at Gettysburg. During 1864 he was in the engagements at Drewry's Bluff and Milford Station, and at the latter place was captured He was held for ten months at Point Lookout, and released in March, 1865.  Tliough engaged in many encounters with the enemy, he escaped with but one light wound, received at Seven Pines

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