|Birth||Nov. 4, 1843|
|Death||May 13, 1930|
|Cemetery||Evergreen Home (Beatrice)|
|Unit||189th New York Infantry, Company E|
Corporal Silas A Seymour
Company E, 189th New York Infantry
Seymour was born in New York on November 4, 1843. He enlisted in the regiment on August 27, 1864 at Richland, New York. Seymour was mustered on September 23, 1864 and served about 8 months. He was discharged on May 30, 1865 at Washington DC.
Seymour joined the unit in the final stages of the War. The regiment was part of the Siege of Petersburg (VA) (October 1864 to April 2, 1865) and the Appomattox Courthouse Campaign (VA) (March 28-April 9, 1865). The unit was at Appomattox Courthouse when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865.
He died on May 13, 1930 at the age of 86 years. Seymour is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Beatrice (Gage County), Nebraska. He was a member of two (2) posts of the Grand Army of the Republic:
Rawlins Post (#35) in Beatrice.
Strain Post (#201) in Plymouth.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.