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Maj John Seddon
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1826
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1863
Stafford County
Virginia, USA

Brother of former U.S. Congressman, later C.S.A. Secretary of War James A. Seddon, he attended the University Of Virginia. Returning to Virginia after serving in the Mexican War, he married Mary Alexander Little in 1848. Living in Fredericksburg, Va., he was a delegate from Virginia to the Democratic National Convention in 1860.

At age 34, he enlisted on 5/14/1861, and was commissioned into "D" Co. VA 1st Battalion Infantry as a Captain.
Served 5/1861-6/7/1861 as Captain, Acting Assistant Adjutant General to General Ruggles (also from Fredericksburg).
On detached service 9/5/1861 at Fredericksburg, VA.
Absent, sick on Jan & Feb 1862 Roll.
Promoted 5/20/1862 to Major, 1st Virginia Battalion Infantry.
He resigned due to disability on 10/11/1862.

He then served in the Virginia State Legislature.

He resided on the Rappahannock River at "Snowden", a few miles east of Fredericksburg. Union gunboats shelled Snowden, burning it to the ground, although they gave the family just enough warning for them to exit house and take shelter in a dependency.

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
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  Mary Alexander Little Seddon (1826 - 1900)
  William Little Seddon (1862 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Confederate Cemetery
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Plot: Section 5, Lot 75, Grave 4
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Sep 01, 2008
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Maj John Seddon
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Maj John Seddon
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