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Henry Beal
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Birth: 1841
Schuylkill County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1874

Husband of Jane Fletcher Beal, married March 25, 1866 Mason County, Illinois

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Compiled and published under the Auspices of the Regimental Association by Henry J. Aten

First Sergeant Company G Member of the Society of the Army of the Cumberland Hiawatha, Kansas 1901

HENRY BEAL, aged twenty, born in Schuylkill, Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, removed to Illinois, and enlisted from Bath. He served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He returned to Illinois and resumed farming in McLean county, where he died in about 1880.

Company D was enrolled by Dr. Charles W. Houghton, residing at Bath, Mason county, and was recruited between July 18 and August 8, 1862. At the organization of the company, the following commissioned officers were elected: Charles W. Houghton, captain; Comfort H. Ramon, first lieutenant, and Charles H. Chatfield, second lieutenant.

This company was mustered in with 95 officers and men, of whom 5 were killed in action, 3 died of wounds, 1 was accidentally killed and 15 received wounds in battle which did not prove fatal while in the service, 13 died of disease, 22 were discharged for disability, 1 was transferred, and 40 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.

Under the careful training of Lieutenant Chatfield this company became very proficient in the skirmish drill, and upon all occasions performed its duty with zeal and energy.

BIO: Courtesy of Debra, #47324320 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jane Fletcher Yates (1842 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Edmund Joseph Beal (1867 - 1923)*
  William E Beal (1870 - 1922)*
  Jessie F Beal Williams (1872 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Rantoul
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Cheryl Behrend
Record added: Sep 16, 2009
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Henry Beal
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Henry Beal
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On this the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, we salute you.
- Russell Kasper
 Added: Sep. 30, 2014

- Neil B (John 3:16)
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