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Lebanon News
Obituary of George Washington Seacatt

June 18, 1920


The death of George Washington Seacatt in Lebanon Sunday afternoon had been expected for some time.
The deceased was 73-years three months and seventeen days old. In 1862 he joined Company C, 37th Virginia regiment and served with that company until discharged by reason of a wound in the knee. Returning home he soon recovered and again offered his service to the Southland, joining Company A, 16th Virginia Cavalry in which company he served like the true soldier he was until the close of the conflict. The army had no better soldier than was Wash Seacatt, and the town of Lebanon no better citizen.
Two brothers, J.B. and C.C. Seacatt, and three sisters, Misses Rebecca, Jennie and Sallie Seacatt survive.
The funeral was conducted at the family home by Revs. Fuller and Guy, after which the burial took place in West Hill Cemetery.
A touching scene at the funeral was the presence of ten old confederates, white headed old men, who too must soon answer the last roll call.

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