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William Henry Seabrease

AKA William Henry

Dear Private Church
It is my honor and pleasure to forward the following information on my family's Canadian ancestor who fought in the American Civil War. You may use this data in any way you choose.

William Henry Seabrease was born in Kingston, Canada in 1825.

His Occupation when enrolled was boatman. He enlisted using the name William Henry as a private in the 61st New York Regiment of Volunteer Infantry, Company H on 6 August, 1864 in Troy, New York.

According to the records "on a forced march, he contracted rheumatism, which affected his legs and feet caused by exposure to inclement weather." The medical problem developed at Clover Hill, Virginia. He was treated at Depot Field Hospital, 2nd AC, City Point, Virginia on April 13, 1865 for a sprained ankle and was then returned to duty.

He was discharged on the 14th of July 1865 at a camp near Alexandria, Virginia. At the time of discharge, he was 5',5" tall, fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair.

Upon discharge he lived in the town of Quantico, Wicomico County, Maryland and was a farmer.

He applied for a pension due to the injuries stated above.

Probable last recorded residence was on 1236 Ridgby Street, Baltimore, Maryland about 1895.

His probable year of death was 1895.

I truly hope that you will find this submission helpful. The best of luck to you in your work.


Chicopee, Massachusetts.

I would be very interested in any other Biographies, names or any other information on Canadians in the Civil War or the 2nd Mich. Vol. Inf. I can be contacted at

If you know of any other British North Americans (Canadians) please advise me.

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