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S. Seeley

S. Seeley

Federal (USV)


Sherman M. Seeley

(c. 1823 - 1862)

Home State: Illinois

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted on 6 May 1861 in Chicago, IL a as a Private in the Sturgis (IL) Rifles. He was discharged 30 June 1862 to accept a new appointment. By then age 38, he was enrolled in Chicago, IL on 6 May 1862 and mustered as First Lieutenant of Company H, 27th New York Infantry on 26 May (commission dated 14 June).

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain on 9 March 1863 and mustered out with the Company on 31 May 1863 in Elmira, NY.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutants General of Illinois1 and New York.2 His picture from a photograph at the New York State Military Museum.


c. 1823




1   State of Illinois, Adjutant General, and J.N Reece, Brig. Gen, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (1861-66), 9 volumes, Springfield: Journal Company, Printers and Binders (State Printer), 1900-1902  [AotW citation 25868]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 21, pg. 253  [AotW citation 25869]