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Pvt Braxton Selden
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Birth: unknown
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 3, 1863
Frederick
Frederick County
Maryland, USA

Company H "Lee's Rangers" of King William County, 9th Virginia Cavalry, W.H.F. Lee's Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

A resident of New Kent County, Va., he enlisted at West Point, VA., on June 10, 1861 with his younger brother Alfred Fitzgerald Selden, for 1 year's service and was mustered into Captain Beverly B. Douglas' Company "Lee's Rangers", Major William Henry Lee's Squadron Cavalry as a Private. (This unit subsequently became Company H, 9th Virginia Cavalry.)
He was promoted to 2nd Sergeant on Aug. 9, 1861.
Horse KIA 8/1861 at Mingo Flats, VA.; paid $150.
Absent, sick on Sept & Oct and Nov & Dec 1861 Rolls with typhoid fever; admitted into C.S.A. General Hospital, Charlottesville, VA. on 10/16/1861; transferred to Richmond same day.
Listed as Absent, Sick with leave and rank as Private on Jan & Feb 1862 Roll.
Detailed as courier for General Whiting on March & April 1862 Roll.
Listed as on Detached Service on Sept & Oct 1862 Roll.
POW 9/26/1862 near Urbana, MD.; found sick, paroled and left where he was by Federal forces.
Present or accounted for on all Rolls until Mortally wounded in his left leg by a shell and taken prisoner in fighting on Boonsboro Pike, near Funkstown, Maryland, on July 8, 1863; died in U.S.A. General Hospital, Frederick, MD., due to infection spreading after ligation of popliteal artery.
On 2/9/1864, his father filed a Settlement Claim; was found due $175.80.

The 9th Cavalry Regiment was formed in January, 1862, using the 1st Battalion Virginia Cavalry as its nucleus. Its companies were from the counties of Stafford, Caroline, Westmoreland, Lancaster, Essex, Spotsylvania, Lunenburg, King William, King George, and Richmond.
It fought in the Seven Days' Battles, the conflicts at Gainesville, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Dumfries, Rapidan Station, Brandy Station, Upperville, Hanover, Gettysburg, Williamsport, Funkstown, Culpeper Court House, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, and Todd's Tavern. Later it skirmished around Richmond and Petersburg, then was active in the Appomattox operations.

(Original basic bio by Jen Snoots.)

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Booker Selden (1801 - 1877)
  Sarah Selden (1809 - 1879)
 
 Sibling:
  Braxton Selden (____ - 1863)
  Alfred Fitzgerald Selden (1842 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
PVT CO H
9 VA CAV
CIVIL WAR

 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Frederick
Frederick County
Maryland, USA
Plot: 448
 
Maintained by: BigFrench
Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Feb 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17892741
Pvt Braxton Selden
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