Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Beckwiths in:
 • Madison Street Cemetery
 • Hamilton
 • Madison County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Capt Samuel H. Beckwith
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: 1840
Madison County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1916

GRANTS SHADOW. 11TH Regiment Military Telegrapher and cipher operator to General Grant 1862-1866. He was the only man at headquarters who was intrusted with the key to the cipher in which dispatching to an from the commanding general were received and sent. He carried with fidelity the secrets of the nation.
U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938
about Samuel H Beckwith
Name: Samuel H Beckwith
Birth Year: abt 1838
Keyed Birth Location: Madison Ny
Birth State: NY
Birth City: Madison
Admitted Year: 1890
Age at Admission: 52
State: Virginia
City: Hampton
Branch: Roseburg Branch
Telegrapher and Bookkeeper
Loss of vision
admitted: 15 Dec 1890
Discharged:28 Oct 1901 to William Watson Jr. of 1117 Howard Ave., Utica, NY 
Family links: 
  Samuel Marsh Beckwith (1812 - 1855)
  Elizabeth Jones Beckwith (1809 - 1884)
  David L Beckwith (1834 - 1879)*
  Samuel H. Beckwith (1840 - 1916)
  Edward M. Beckwith (1845 - 1926)*
*Calculated relationship
Madison Street Cemetery
Madison County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 4B Lot 15
Created by: Barbara LeClaire
Record added: Aug 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21273828
Capt Samuel H. Beckwith
Added by: DBT
Capt Samuel H. Beckwith
Added by: DBT
Capt Samuel H. Beckwith
Added by: Edward O. Page
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Norma Jean Herron Thurman
 Added: May. 20, 2008
A less loyal and patriotic man could have lost the whole war. Thank you and the nation thanks you
- Barbara LeClaire
 Added: Aug. 31, 2007

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service