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Lieutenant Virgil H. Cate

Date(s) of Letter(s) Little, Henry F. W. The Seventh Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion.   Concord, New Hampshire:  Seventh New Hampshire Veteran Association, 1896. 
January 25, 1863
February 21, 1863
April 17, 1863
Shedd Promotion
Roster entry: Cate, Virgil H.  Co. A; age 28; res. Manchester; enl. Sept. 21, '61, as Priv.; app. 2 Lt. Oct. 29, '61; must. in Oct. 29, '61, as 2 Lt.; app. 1 Lt. Co. C, July 23, '62; captd. Jan. 9, '63, near St. Augustine, Fla.; exch.; joined company June 12, '63; killed July 18, '63, Ft. Wagner, S.C.

"January 10, 1863, First Lieut. Virgil H. Cate, of Company C, and Private Oscar F. French, of Company E, together with Samuel Riddell, one of our regimental sutlers, and the sutler of the 9th Me. Regiment, went outside the picket lines on a hunting trip, and were picked up by some of Dickinson's Confederate guerillas, and it was some time before they again got back to us."  (Little, pp. 89).