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Capt Samuel H. Beckwith
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Birth: 1840
Madison
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.
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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 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Marsh Beckwith (1812 - 1855)
  Elizabeth Jones Beckwith (1809 - 1884)
 
 Siblings:
  David L Beckwith (1834 - 1879)*
  Samuel H. Beckwith (1840 - 1916)
  Edward M. Beckwith (1845 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Madison Street Cemetery
Hamilton
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
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Capt Samuel H. Beckwith
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Capt Samuel H. Beckwith
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- 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
 
 
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