New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 31, 1863|
Born in New York City in 1832, Seth M. Gedney worked as a book keeper until 1856 when he moved with older brothers Matthias A. (founder of M. A. Gedney Co. in 1880), Absalom R., and their respective families and younger brother George I. to Greenfield, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin. They made the latter part of the journey up the Mississippi by boat, as no railroads had yet been constructed in that part of the country.
On 16 Aug 1862, he enlisted in Company F, Wisconsin 25th Infantry Regiment (Lacrosse, La Crosse Co., Wisconsin). According to "Wisconsin Losses in the Civil War" by Charles E. Estabrook, 1915, Seth M. Gedney became a Civil War casualty who "died of disease" following the Battle of Helena (4 July 1863, Helena, Phillips Co., Arkansas) in the Union encampment referred to, by Union soldiers both in diaries and letters sent back home, as "Helena: Hell-in-Arkansas".
Absalom R. Gedney (1796 - 1858)
Sarah Ann Anderson Gedney (1804 - 1878)
Matthias Anderson Gedney (1822 - 1905)*
John L. Gedney (1826 - 1865)*
Absalom R. Gedney (1829 - 1871)*
Seth M. Gedney (1832 - 1863)
George I. Gedney (1845 - 1880)*
SETH M GEDNEY
Memphis National Cemetery
Plot: Sect. C, 3259
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Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
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