|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1836|
Clinton (Vermillion County)
|Death: ||May 15, 1905|
Beachum Rhodes, an old soldier who has been living in this city for the past seven years, died at the family home, 1427 South Walker Street, from complications of Bright's Disease. He had been complaining for some time, his condition did not become serious until a short time ago. He came to Fort Scott from Linn county, where he had resided for many years. The deceased is survived by a wife and 11 children, six daughters and four sons. His funeral was held at his residence. Interment in the Ft. Scott National Cemetery #1.
Taken from Family History Records...
Black eddies of smoke disappeared into the sky...the conflict of ideals had ended in death and heavy casualties. The Battle of Nashville was over.
Pvt. Beachum Rhodes, wounded in that battle was taken to a hospital in nearby Corinth, Tennessee. He recovered and was given a medical discharge from the 7th Indiana Artillary Division, Company F, the unit in which he served under Captain George R. Swallow from December 2, 1861 to May 8, 1863, his discharge date.
After his discharge, Beachum returned to Clinton, Indiana where he was born on April 25, 1836. He was one of fourteen children of Harlan Rhodes and Ura Terry Rhodes. In 1863 Beachum married Sarepta Johnson. To this union eleven children were born.
For his service during the Civil War, Beachum was given a homestead at Neosho Falls, Kansas. In 1867, he and his family moved to the homestead in move-away wagons. After a few years, Rhodes sold the homestead and moved to Colony, Kansas, where he also impersonated Abraham Lincoln at celebrations and in parades. In 1898, Rhodes moved his family to Fort Scott, Kansas.
Beachum died on May 15, 1905. He is one of the hundreds of veterans of American wars buried at the Fort Scott National Cemetery No. 1.
Register of Marriages in Edgar County, Illinois...Beachum Rhodes married Sarepta Johnson on September 30, 1863, certified by A. McClain, J.P.
Military Records, American Civil War Soldiers...Beachum Rhodes, Enlistment Date December 2, 1861. Served on the Union side for the State of Indiana. Service record-enlisted as a Private on December 2, 1861. Mustered out on December 7, 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. 7th Battery Regiment, Indiana Light Artillery. File Number M549 Roll 63.
Woodson County, Kansas 1883, List of Pensioners on the rolls...Certificate #120,905...Beachum Rhodes, P.O. Address, Neosho Falls, Cause for which pensioned, injury to adbomen during Civil War, Monthly rate $6. Dated June 1862.
Sarepta Johnson Rhodes (1847 - 1931)*
Edmond C. Rhodes (1865 - 1951)*
Milton Rhodes (1866 - 1932)*
Louis Rhodes (1868 - 1898)*
Estella Rhodes Sturdevant (1870 - 1950)*
Allen Rhodes (1872 - 1948)*
Bertha Rhodes Roberts (1874 - 1966)*
Myrtle Rhodes Latta (1877 - 1930)*
Rose Rhodes Penny (1880 - 1971)*
Nell Rhodes Schroer (1884 - 1954)*
Ross Rhodes (1887 - 1918)*
Grace Rhodes Liggett (1891 - 1984)*
Fort Scott National Cemetery
Plot: 1, 0, 89-A
Maintained by: Cari
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 26, 2000
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