★  Seward, William H. Jr.

William Henry Seward Jr.

Born: June 18, 1839
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Birthplace: Auburn, New York

Father: U.S. Secretary of State William Henry Seward 1801 – 1872
(Buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York)​

Mother: Frances Adeline Miller 1805 – 1865
(Buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York)​

Wife: Janet MacNeil Watson 1840 – 1913
(Buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York)​

Children:

Cornelia Margaret Seward Allen 1862 – 1921​
(Buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York)​

William Henry Seward III 1864 – 1951​
(Buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York)​

Frances Janet Seward Messenger 1880 – 1957​
(Buried: Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York)​

Occupation before War:

Partner with Clinton D. McDougall in finance firm​
Private Secretary to U.S. Senator William Henry Seward, Sr.​
1861: Opened a Private Bank in Auburn, New York​
1861 – 1862: President of Private Bank in Auburn, New York​

Civil War Career:
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1862 – 1864: Lt. Colonel of 138th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Lt. Colonel of 9th New York Heavy Artillery​
1862 – 1864: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1864: Lt. Colonel of 138th New York Infantry Regiment​
1864: Served in the Overland Campaign in Virginia​
1864: Served in the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia​
1864: Colonel of 138th New York Infantry Regiment​
1864: Served in Washington, D.C. against Jubal Early​
1864: Wounded in the arm at the Battle of Monocacy, Maryland​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1864 – 1865: Brigade Commander in Union Army, Dept. of West Virginia​
1865: Acted as Division Commander after Crook was Captured​
1865: Resigned from the Union Army on June 1st

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1920: Successful Banker in Auburn, New York​
Known to have been one of the prominent men in Western New York
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Leader in Political Affairs, Charitable Ventures, and Patriotic Causes​
Director of Several Corporations in Western New York​
1886 – 1920: Companion of New York Commandry of Loyal Legion​

Died: April 29, 1920

Place of Death: Auburn, New York

Cause of Death: Lobar pneumonia and infection of the throat

Age at time of Death: 80 years old

Burial Place: Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn, New York
 
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Just for further information about the units in which Seward served, the 138th New York Infantry was redesignated the 9th New York Heavy Artillery on December 19, 1862 and kept that name until they were mustered out on July 6, 1865.

Ryan
 
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