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Name:George Andrew Seaborn
Affiliation:Class of 1866
Biography & Genealogy:George Andrew Seaborn, Class of 1866. New Market Cadet. Born- Nov. 6, 1845 in Henry, Sussex Co. Va. Father- Capt. James Seaborn; Mother- Susan Newsom, married 14 Jul 1836 Sussex. Susan Seaborn had 72 slaves in 1850 slave census, Sussex Va. Pat. Grandfather- George Seaborn (he was found at sea after a shipwreck too young to know his own name so the people who adopted and cared for him gave him the name "Seaborn"). Pat. Grandmother- Susan? Mary? Thorp. Mat. Grandfather- [First name unknown] Newsom; Mat. Grandmother- [First name unknown] Lofton. Entered VMI- Aug. 11, 1862; Fought with Corps of Cadets as a Private in Co. A during the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864; Resigned from VMI shortly after to join Co. H of the 13th Va. Cavalry. Died- April 8, 1865 killed in battle at Dinwiddie Court House, Va. the day before Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered.
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