Seeger, Henry G.
Age: 18, credited to Stamford, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 9/15/62, PVT, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL 10/17/63, pr CPL 10/17/64, pr SGT 5/11/65, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, m/o 6/12/65
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Birth: 11/04/1843, Hanover, Germany
Burial: Houghton Cemetery, Stamford, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 73603538
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Great Grandfather of Roy Hewitt Caproni, Bradford, MA
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Houghton Cemetery, Stamford, VT
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Henry G. Seger
Civil War Veteran Dies Suddenly
Henry G. Seger Succumbs to Heart Attack After Ailing Only a Few Days. In many Important Engagement.
Henry G. Seger, 80 years old, veteran of the civil war ................ enviable record, and a member of C. D. Sanford Post GAR, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at his home, 96 Beaver street, after an attack of heart failure. Mr. Seger had just returned to his home from Main street when he complained to members of his family of a slight pain. Although he had been confined to his bed for the past week, he had kept consciousness up to the last. Members of the family were speaking to him about 15 minutes before death ensued yesterday and no serious trouble was at that time mentioned by him. When a later visit to his room was paid by one of the family he was found dead.
With his father, the late George Seger, who at the time of the Civil War was a Stamford farmer, he joined the Second Vermont volunteer regiment at the age of 18. His father was placed in Co. F. and he in Co. A. Soon after enlisting he was engaged with his company in a series of strenuous battles. He participated in many important engagements, 21 in all, from September 17, 1862, till he was wounded in the left shoulder in the battle of Petersburg, April 2, 1865, when he was removed to a hospital in Washington, D.C., from which he was discharged.
Entering the service as a private, he soon became a corporal following distinguished service performed in some of the early battles, and on October 17, 1864, was promoted to sergeant, which rank he held at the time he received his honorable discharge at Washington.
The list of battles that follows indicates what the local man went through as a member of the Second Vermont Regiment during the Civil War, having taken part from commencement to finish; Antietam, Md., Sept. 17,'62; Fredericksburg, Va., Dec.13,'62; Salem Heights, May 3, '63; Fredericksburg, Va., June 5,'63; Gettysburg, Pa., July 3,'63; Rappahannock Sta., Va., Nov. 7,'63; Wilderness, Va., June 5,'64; Spotsylvania, Va., May 16 to 18, '64; Cold Harbor, Va., June 1 to 12, '64; Petersburg, Va., June 18, '64; Charleston, W. Va., Aug. 21, '64; Winchester, Va., Sept. 19, '64; Fisher's Hill, Va., Sept. 21, '64; Cedar Creek, Va., Sept. 19, '64; Petersburg, Va., March 25 and April 2, '65; It was during these last days of battle that he was wounded seriously for the first time during his many trying experiences of the war, and was taken to Washington.
He remained in the hospital in Washington until he was honorably discharged from the army following which he immediately returned to his home in Stamford, where he resumed his duties on the farm, which throughout war time had been conducted alone by his mother, during the absence of her husband and son. Mr. Seger, during the 70 years spent in this section, had made a host of friends who will experience deep regret at his sudden death. He was born in Hanover, Germany, but came to this country with his parents when a child. He had been a member of the Stamford Baptist church and was well liked and esteemed by all who knew him.
Mr. Seger leaves one son, William Seger of this city, and two daughters, Mrs. Grace Banks and Mrs. Nettie Reed. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at his late residence at 2:20.
Source: North Adams Transcript, Nov. 24, 1923; contributed by Tom Boudreau