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1865 Mar. 4
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1865 Mar. 4
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Language
eng
Summary
Letter, dated 4 March 1865, from Richard Booker Seay (1835-1913) of Lunenburg County, Virginia, to his step-mother Petronella Seay (1818-1876) of Lunenburg County, discussing his duties in Danville, Virginia, and General Robert E. Lee's (1807-1870) strategy during the siege of Petersburg, Virginia
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Richard Booker Seay was born 20 February 1835 in Lunenburg County, Virginia, to George Nicholas Seay (1805-1887) and Mary William Baldwin Seay (1813-1841). A teacher before the Civil War, Seay enlisted in Company G, 18th Virginia Infantry 22 April 1861. Promoted to corporal, then sergeant, he was wounded at the battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia 27 June 1862. After recovering from his wound, Seay was detailed to the Quartermaster's Department 25 August 1863, and returned to his regiment in 1864. Seay was assigned special duty in Danville, Virginia, for the Quartermaster's Department in March 1865. He was paroled at Burkeville, Nottoway County, Virginia, 22 April 1865, and returned to Lunenburg County, where he resumed teaching. Seay married Ida Bridgforth (1845-1927) 14 July 1868. He died 17 September 1913.
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Vi
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Letter
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
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2
Immediate source of acquisition
Bagley, Richard
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000498314
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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