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John Pointon Beech
Birth: May 1, 1844
Death: Sep. 27, 1926

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. On May 12, 1864 At the Battle of Spotsylvania, a section of an artillery battery was deployed in front of then-Corporal John P. Beech's 4th New Jersey Infantry Regiment. In minutes most of the battery's men had been cut done by enemy fire. Corporal Beech sprang forward and assisted the remaining cannoneers despite being under severe fire the entire time. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery in 1894, thirty years after. Sergeant Beech enlisted in 1861 at age 17, and was at first told he was too short to be a soldier. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rachel A. Barton Beech (1842 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Rose Beech (1878 - 1878)*
 
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Burial:
Mercer Cemetery
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 27, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6467
John Pointon Beech
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John Pointon Beech
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
John Pointon Beech
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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