George Sealy to his father Richard Sealy written July 2, 1864 from near Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia.

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Title

George Sealy to his father Richard Sealy written July 2, 1864 from near Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia.

Subject

Description

George A. Sealy was born in the town Castle Cary, Somersetshire, England, May 11, 1841 to Richard Sealy (born c. 1804 in South Welton, England) and Maria Louisa Champion Sealy (born c. 1803 in Wells, England). His family (including 2 brothers & 1 sister) moved to Rochester, New York around 1843. They later moved to Geneva, NY and final settled in Rockford, IL in 1855. He and his 2 brothers served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. George (along with brother Robert) served in Company G, 45th Illinois Volunteers. He enlisted September 17, 1861 as a private and was later promoted to sergeant by his brother Robert. He was involved in both the siege and the occupation of Vicksburg, and was mustered out July 12, 1865. He married twice. His first wife was Jennie A. Paxson, who died of consumption at age 33 May 4, 1876. His second wife was Fannie E. Zimmerman (died in 1908), whom he married August 5, 1877 in Winnebago County. After the war, George worked for Emerson, Talcott and Co. in Rockford, acting as their superintendent. Upon leaving Talcott Emerson in 1896 he spent a short while working for Henry Sears Cutlery in Chicago before retiring the next year and moving to San Jose, CA. It was there he passed in November 15, 1909 suddenly, while dancing at a social gathering.

Creator

George Sealy

Date

July 2, 1864

Rights

Midway Village Museum

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Identifier

2013.70.63

Text

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5th Regt Georgia Vols
near Kennesaw Mountan [sic]
July 2d 64

Yanks

We leave your front to night [sic] have fun We shall retire I knew not We hearby [sic] extend to you A [sic] cordial invitation to dine in our beautifull [sic] City of Atlanta on the 4th day of July provided you can penetrate our invinceble [sic] line Which you will have to confront go whare [sic] you will your leaders have led you to think that we are demoralized never before have we been in better Spirits Woe be to you all when you again butt at our works which by the

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way We have learned to build to perfection come on We will Welcome you all with bloody hands to hospitable graves
Con feds
Tell the dutch [sic] that we have an abundance Supply of leager [sic] beer and shall share with all who come over
This was found Written on A Board throone [sic] from the Rebs lines over to ours the day that our men toock [sic] the Reb works at this Mountain
George
Please show this to Mother after you you [sic] have read it George

Original Format

Letter

Citation

George Sealy, “George Sealy to his father Richard Sealy written July 2, 1864 from near Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed July 26, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/54.

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