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Robert Franklin Beckham
Birth: May 6, 1837
Culpeper
Culpeper County
Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1864
Ashwood
Maury County
Tennessee, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Graduated sixth in the 1859 class of the United States Military Academy and was posted with the United States Topographical Engineers. During the Civil War he first served as a Lieutenant of artillery in the Confederate army before joining the staff of Major General Gustavus W. Smith. Commissioned Major on August 16, 1862. On April 8, 1863 he was promoted to command of the Stuart Horse Artillery with the cavalry corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, as replacement for the recently killed Major John Pelham. On February 16, 1864 he was promoted to Colonel and ordered to General John Bell Hood, where he was assigned to the command of the artillery in Lieutenant General Stephen Dill Lee’s corps. During Hood's invasion of Tennessee he was mortally wounded near Columbia, Tennessee during an artillery exchange and died near Ashwood, Tennessee on December 5, 1864. (bio by: Steve Dunn) 
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Church Cemetery
Ashwood
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.57353, -87.13915
 
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Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
Record added: May 17, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7455311
Robert Franklin Beckham
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