Seay, Joseph.

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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION

STATE OF VIRGINIA

MILITARY SERVICE RECORD

Name in full

(family name): Seay

(first name): Joseph

(middle name): None

Date of birth

(month): Dec

(day): 31

(year): 1871

Place of Birth

(town): Knoxville

(county):

(state): Tenn

(country): U.S.A.

Name of father: W. M. Seay

Birthplace (country): Virginia

Maiden name of mother: Alice R (Previously wrote an A) Grigg

Birthplace (country): Virginia

Are you White, Colored, Indian or Mongolian: White

Citizen (Yes or no): Yes

Voter (yes or no): Yes

Church (denomination): Episcopalian

Married: Yes

year: Mar 20, 1907

at: Philadelphia, PA

To (maiden name): Janie MCameon

Born: Nov

year: 1877

at: [illegible], VA

Children

(name): George [Cameron?] Seay

Born: Ap 26

year: 1908

at: Goshen, VA

Children

(name): Joseph Bolling Seay

Born: Feb 8

year: 1910

at: Petersburg, VA

Children

(name): William [illegible] Seay

Born: Jan 9

year: 1914

at: Goshen, VA

Fraternal Orders: B. P. O. E. Ky P Hoos- Hoos

College Fraternities: None

Previous military service or training: 3 1/2 yrs at V.M.I. 2 years Capt VA vols Nine months in volunteer Engineers in Cuba 1898-1899

Education

(Preparatory): Preparatory 9 yrs

(College): V. M. I. Lexington, VA

Education

(University): Public High School

(Degrees): non

Occupation before entry into service: General Contractor (Joseph Seay & Co)

employer: see above

Residence before entry into the service

(street number): 230 Mercer

(town): Petersburg

(county): VA

Present home address

(street number): 414 [Matoax?] Ave

(town): Petersburg

(county):

(state): VA

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WAR RECORD

Inducted into service or enlisted on (date): June 19/17

at (place): [illegible] service

as a (rank): Captain

in the: Engineers

section of the : Reserve Corps on Dec 26, 1917

Identification number:

Assigned originally to

(company): Training Corps

(regiment): Petersburg

(division): Va

(or)

(ship):

at (place):

Trained or stationed before going to Europe:-

School, camp, station, ship: Camp Lee, Va

From (date): Dec 28

to (date): February 24-18

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to (date):

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Transferred to:-

Company: D

Regiment: 5th Engineer Training Reg.

Division:

Ship: Camp [illegible]

Date: July 26/18

New Location:

Company: Command of

Regiment:

Division: 547th Engineeres

Ship:

Date: Sept 4th/18

New Location:

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Promoted:-

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Embarked from (port): Hoboken, n.j.

on (ship): Leviathan

(date): Oct 25, 18

and arrived at (foreign port): Liverpool

(date): Nov 3rd, 1918

Proceeded from : Liverpool

to: Winchester

(date): 11/4/18

From: Winchester

to: Cherbourg

(date): Nov 10th

From: Cherbourg, France

to: Eclaron

(date): Nov 11th to 17th

Trained or stationed abroad:-

Country: France

Place: St Aignan

From (date):

to (date):

Country: France

Place: St. Dizier

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to (date):

Country: France

Place: Paris

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WAR RECORD

First went into action (place): Armistice signed day after arrival in France

(date):

Participated in the following engagements: None

Cited, decorated, or otherwise honored for distinguished services (give circumstantial accounts of exploits, including dates and places where performed, also by whom and in what manner the honors were bestowed): :

Killed in action, killed by accident, died of wounds, died of disease, wounded, gassed, shell-shocked, taken prisoner:

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Permanently disabled (through loss of limb, eyesight, etc.) (specify disability):

Arrived at (American port): ny

on (ship): Duca degli Abruzzi

Date: 2/11/19

(from): Marseilles

Discharged from service at (place): Washington DC

(date): 2/15/1919

as a (rank): Cahtain

RETURN TO CIVIL LIFE

Occupation after the war: General Contractor

If a change of occupation was occasioned by reason of disability acquired in the service, describe the process of re-education and readjustment, and indicate the agencies or individuals chiefly instrumental in furnishing the new occupations::

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

What was your attitude toward military service in general and toward your call in particular?: Presume this is for drafted men

What were the effects of camp experiences in the United States upon yourself -- mental and physical?: Good

What were the effects upon yourself of your overseas experience?: Interesting

What effects, if any, did your experience have on your religious belief?: No fighting

If you took part in the fighting, what impressions were made upon you by this experience?: Indefinite

What has been the effect of all these experiences as contrasted with your state of mind before the war?:

Photographs-- If possible enclose one taken before entering the service and one taken afterwards in uniform, both signed and dated.

Additional data: Although far beyond the usual military age I listened to the call for [?illegible?] men and volunteered. Although it entailed financial losses I have no regrets whatever except that I would have preferred arriving abroad sooner.

Signed at (place): Petersburg, VA

on (date): June 19

year: 1920

(full name): Joseph Seay

(rank): Captain

(branch of service): Engineers

The information contained in this record, unless otherwise indicated, was obtained from the following persons or sources::

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