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Name:William Blevins Seawell
Affiliation:Class of 1864
Biography & Genealogy:William Blevins Seawell, Class of 1864: Born- 1843. Matriculated from Greenville, Al. Military Record: Enlisted for war June 1, 1861 at Pigeon Creek, Al in Company G, 13th Al. Elected 1st Lt July 19, 1861. On leave February 1862. recruiting officer and Acting Assistant Quarter Master of regiment March 1862. Resigned March 24, 1862 and on that date appointed Capt, (Mohawk, Al) Artillery (Capt W.B. Seawell's Battery Alabama Light Artillery). Battery assigned as Company E, 12th Battalion Louisiana Artillery (Lt Col P.F. DeGournay's Battalion Light Artillery). In spring 1863 commanded Battery Number 4 (one of the river batteries) at Port Hudson, La. Captured there July 9, 1863. Held at Johnson's Island, Ohio and Ft Monroe. Released February 2, 1865 to await exchange. Signed oath May 30, 1865 at Montgomery, Al. Post War Career: Businessman. Believed to have died in Greenville, Al where he lived postwar. Died- March 1867. In 1993 a VMI uniform button was unearthed at Port Hudson, It is almost certainly from his uniform (probably a CS uniform to which the button had been attached). A cache of his personal weapons was found at the same time.
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