Photo added by Mike Serpa. 29 Nov 1899 (aged 76).
Malone, Franklin County, New York, USA. Seaver served in the Civil War as Colonel, 16th NY Infantry. On March 13, 1865 he was appointed Brevet Brigadier General, USV.
Seaver, born at Salisbury VT 12/17/1822, came to Bangor as a boy, and learned the tinsmith's trade with an uncle, James Bigelow. In 1842 he entered the "Palladium" office as an apprentice, and in 1850 became one of the proprietors and editors of that publication - continuing his interest in it, at times actively and at other times only as part proprietor and as advisor of its active managers, to the day of his death. He was the strongest editorial writer in this section of the State - virile, positive, and trenchant. When Sumpter was fired upon, he was the first man in Franklin County to enlist and left Malone in early May 1861, as Captain of a company which was mustered into the service as a unit of the famous 16th regiment.
He was promoted major, lieutenant colonel and colonel, and at the expiration of his two years service was offered a commission as brigadier general. Colonel Seaver was a delegate to the constitutional convention in 1867, and was post master at Malone for four years from 1874.He was also, for many years, a member of the board of education of the village school district of Malone, and at one its president. Led the Regiment as it attacked through Crampton's Gap at Antietam. The item "Civil War CDV Colonel and BBG Joel Joshua Seaver 16th NYVI Autographed" is in sale since Friday, February 22, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs". The seller is "civil_war_photos" and is located in Midland, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.