Thursday, February 06, 2014

William Marion Seay.

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William Marion Seay, Adjutant of Garland Rodes Camp, U. C. V. , Lynchburg, Va., was born in 1842, and had hardly completed his course at Lynchburr College when in June, 1S61. he entered the Confederate service as sergeant in the Lynchburg Rifles, or Company E, 11th., Virginia Infantry. With his regiment, under Col. Samuel Garland, he participated in the fight at Blackburn's Ford, battle of Manassas, And 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 day's fighting before Richmond, Georgetown, Second Manassas, and Fredericksburg, and participated in the campaign of Longstreet's Corps in 1862-63 about Suffolk and Newbern, N. C He Also shared in the heroic fighting at Gettysburg. During 1864 be 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. Though engaged in many encounters with the enemy, he escaped with but one light wound, received at Seven Pines

William Marion Seay.

Birth: 1842
Death: 1912

Co E 11th Virginia Regiment CSA.

Burial: Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia.

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