Son of: Julius Beach and Jane Allen.
Civil War Veteran
Co F 14th Iowa Infantry
From military records:
Beach, Alfred A. Age 21.
Enlisted Oct. 14, 1861.
Mustered Nov. 2, 1861.
Promoted Principal Musician Sept. 1, 1863.
Mustered out Nov. 16, 1864, Davenport, Iowa.
Based on enlistment, his service included Battles of Ft Henry,Tn(Feb 6), Ft Donelson,Tn(Feb 16) and Shiloh,TN(Apr 6-7, 1862). The 8th, 12th & 14th Iowa comprised 4/5ths of the troops in "The Hornet's Nest" at Shiloh. They held their ground for 10 hours against attack after attack allowing the Union time to bring reinforcements to rear lines and snatch victory from defeat. Finally surrounded by 10 times their number and out of ammunition they had no choice but to throw down their arms and surrender only to see many of their number shot down with their arms in the air. The majority of all three regiments were captured. The remnants of the unit not captured were assigned to the Union Brigade and participated in the advance and siege of Corinth ,MS Apr 29 –May 30. In 1863, the 14th was reunited and reorganized at Davenport,IA. Duty at Cairo,IL until Jan 1864. Participated in the Red River Campaign Mar 10 – May 22 1864. This included Ft DeRussey, Battle of Pleasant Hill, Cane River Crossing, Occupation of Alexandria, Mansura. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price Sep 17 –Oct 25. Unit mustered out Nov 16 1864.
(Info. courtesy of K L Bonnett.)
Leah Beach (1853 - 1920)
Plot: Lot 222
Created by: Bill Schaefer
Record added: Mar 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66491692
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